GRiDPad tablet computer

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Date Introduced
1989
Photographer
Richards, Mark
Dimensions
overall: 1 11/16 in x 12 1/2 in x 9 3/4 in
Manufacturer
GRiD Systems Corporation
Credit Line
Gift of Jeff Hawkins
Copyright Owner
© Mark Richards
Object ID
102716260

The GRiDPad wasn’t the first commercial tablet computer—the Linus Write-Top came earlier—but it was the first to succeed. Designed by Jeff Hawkins, it featured his handwriting recognition software, which led to Graffiti on the PalmPilot.