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1982

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1996

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GRiD Compass II Portable Computer, 1982

This is a Portable Computer. It was designed by Bill Moggridge and manufactured by GRiD Systems Corp. and design team member: Steve Hobson and Glenn Edens and firm: ID Two. It is dated 1982 and we acquired it in 1996. Its medium is die-cast magnesium, injection-molded plastic. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

It is credited Gift of Arango Design Foundation.

Its dimensions are

H x W x D (closed): 5.5 x 29.2 x 37.9 cm (2 3/16 x 11 1/2 x 14 15/16 in.)

Cite this object as

GRiD Compass II Portable Computer, 1982; Designed by Bill Moggridge (English, 1943–2012); USA; die-cast magnesium, injection-molded plastic; H x W x D (closed): 5.5 x 29.2 x 37.9 cm (2 3/16 x 11 1/2 x 14 15/16 in.); Gift of Arango Design Foundation; 1994-31-11

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