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Allen died from Non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 2018.
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Reaching the portable computer intersection of uniting smallest effective size with highest reasonable usefulness has tortured personal computer makers for 30 years. Over the last decade, the functionality side of the equation has won out. As soon as portable PCs could match the full functionality of a bulky stationary model—becoming so-called “desktop replacements”—laptop sales started to take off.

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Summer 2020 | Volume 26, Issue 2
Allen died from Non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 2018. He was 65. My friendship with Paul started with a computer. I was in 8th grade, Paul was in 10th (although he seemed a lot more than two years older to me, because he was tall and had a really cool beard).  Our school had just purchased a teletype…
Winter 2010 | Volume 24, Issue 4
Reaching the portable computer intersection of uniting smallest effective size with highest reasonable usefulness has tortured personal computer makers for 30 years. Over the last decade, the functionality side of the equation has won out. As soon as portable PCs could match the full functionality…

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