I’ve seen the future

I have seen the future of computers. Yes, really I have.  What would you say if I said the future would be something about the size of a pad of paper. Which runs off of 4 AA batteries, giving it about 20 hours of use or 100 days of standby. Storage is solid state with no delicate moving parts, and can be expanded with plug in modules.  Software and files can be stored on these modules or bought with pre-installed on.  Built in apps include word processor, spreadsheet, database, diary, communications manager, alarm clock etc. Full size tactile physical QWERTY keyboard.

Oh yes.  This is the future of computing.   Maybe not much that blows your mind, but bare in mind the Z88 from Cambridge Computers is nearly 25 years old!

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the Z88.  The future.

All I’ve got to do now is work out the voltage level conversion and I’ve got the ideal terminal for my Raspberry Pi!