1987.0487.305 Texas Instruments Collection Object

Computer Terminal - 1981
TI number: L00144

This model, called TOPS, was developed under an IDEA program in April, 1981, and became the forerunner of the TI Pro-Lite portable computer. The first working prototype was built in July, 1981.

The TOPS was conceived as a support device for the white-collar professional which could help reduce the need for secretarial support. After about three and a half years, it evolved into the TI Pro-Lite computer. The keyboard and circuit board were not functioning parts but were used only for demonstration purposes.
Texas Instruments (Mark Fowler, Mike Revesz, Kel Walker.)

Computer Terminal

© Copyright 2000 Smithsonian Institution

Computer Terminal

© Copyright 2000 Smithsonian Institution

Computer Terminal

© Copyright 2000 Smithsonian Institution

Computer Terminal

© Copyright 2000 Smithsonian Institution





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