The Dawn of Folding Laptops and Smartphones

In a column I wrote recently on the 25th anniversary of IBM and Lenovo’s ThinkPad, I mentioned that I had a chance to interview Mr. Arimasa Natioh, who is considered the father of the Thinkpad. He created the special Yamato, Japan lab that designed this laptop and has shepherded its design and growth from the beginning.

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Tim Bajarin

Tim Bajarin is the President of Creative Strategies, Inc. He is recognized as one of the leading industry consultants, analysts and futurists covering the field of personal computers and consumer technology. Mr. Bajarin has been with Creative Strategies since 1981 and has served as a consultant to most of the leading hardware and software vendors in the industry including IBM, Apple, Xerox, Compaq, Dell, AT&T, Microsoft, Polaroid, Lotus, Epson, Toshiba and numerous others.