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Description - How the ThinkPad Changed the World-and Is Shaping the Future by Arimasa Naitoh

The ThinkPad notebook computer has been at the center of the digital revolution that has transformed millions of lives around the world, allowing users to obtain access to their documents, pictures and other personal data from virtually anywhere at any time. More than 100 million ThinkPads have been sold since they were introduced in 1992, some twenty-five years ago. ThinkPads played a prominent role in NASA's space exploration and at the International Space Station. They accompanied explorers who traversed the entire length of the Nile River and conquered Mount Everest. ThinkPads also played a major role in changing the very architecture of how humanity's knowledge is stored and made available. In this book, Arimasa Naitoh, the father of the ThinkPad, collaborates with American business journalist and author William J. Holstein to write candidly about the incredible technological and personal struggles he and fellow engineers faced. And he offers his vision of the future of mobile computing--because this revolution is not even close to being finished.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781510724990
ISBN-10: 1510724990
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 153mm x mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Sky Pony Press
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Publish Date: 13-Jun-2017
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Arimasa Naitoh

Arimasa Naitoh is one of the world's foremost innovators in mobile computing. But until now, his story has never been told outside his native Japan. He is credited with being the father of the ThinkPad because he and his engineers in their Yamato Lab have been at the forefront of every new innovation such as color screens, extended battery life, and wireless communications. He also played a key role in preserving the Yamato Lab when China-based Lenovo bought IBM's personal computer division in 2005. He lives in Fujisawa, Japan. William J. Holstein is a business journalist and author of six previous books, including Why GM Matters: Inside the Race to Transform an American Icon and The Next American Economy: Blueprint for a Real Recovery. He has lived in and traveled extensively in East Asia. He currently resides in Cortlandt Manor, New York.