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The Short History of OSWALD

Apr 29, 2015, 11:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Larry Cafiero)

The idea behind OSWALD was simple: Every computer science student got one, for around $80, and it became their portable device for their studies - they could bring it to class, connect it to a monitor and a keyboard and, with SD card firmly in place, do their assignments, take it back to the dorm and continue with homework. In short, this hand-held device was powerful - powered by a Texas Instrument OMAP3550 ARM processor - and incorporated some of the latest technology available at the time.

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