Anyone remember when you talked to computers in 52-character sentences? Need a technology nostalgia fix? Head over to CNET News.com, where we've excerpted a TechRepublic gallery of the earliest "portable" computers. They're from a time when "portable" just meant you could haul them from place to place with a handle--and it was truly revolutionary to be able to do so, since it exaggerated the fact that computers were not the size of a room, as they had been.
Click here to go to the News.com gallery: "Dinosaur sightings: Osborne 1 and TRS-80 4P"