The Original Think Pad

Computer Revolution Trivia Dept.: IBM introduced the ThinkPad line of laptop computers in 1992. Back in the 1920s Thomas J. Watson, Sr, introduced “THINK” as an IBM slogan. For decades IBM distributed small notepads with the word “THINK” etched onto a brown leatherette cover to customers and employees. The name ThinkPad was suggested by IBM employee Denny Wainwright, who is reported to have had a “THINK” notepad in his pocket.

Above and below, for your viewing pleasure, is one of the original ThinkPads. Here are some IBM archival riches. And visit the THINK exhibit in NYC until October 23.

(Yesterday’s Nightly Daily Heller on the how to say “sheet.”)

ThinkPad

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