Chronicles Revisited Podcast 6 — Osborne's Last Stand

Adam Osborne made a name for himself in the 1970s as one of the first successful authors and publishers of computer books. After selling his publishing company to McGraw-Hill, Osborne launched a computer hardware manufacturer, which produced the famous Osborne-1 portable microcomputer. When that business collapsed in 1983, Osborne shifted to software with his third and final venture, Paperback Software International. Unfortunately, Osborne’s decision to copy a competitor’s menu design for his own program proved his undoing after a lengthy lawsuit that proved a critical battle in the evolving legal battle over software copyrights.

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