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The Short History of OSWALD

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.