The ever-prescient New York Times on laptops, 1985.

I.B.M. never legitimized the market with its much rumored ”Clamshell,” probably because the company realized that laptops are a small niche market, not a mass market.

A lot of new ideas look very, very bad initially. That’s what makes it so hard to tell the two apart. In fact, often great new ideas look worse than old but very bad time-tested ones.

No real point. Just interesting.