Remember the Butterfly keyboard from IBM?

Episode 1271 (1:03:46)

Joe from Laguna Niguel, CA
IBM Butterfly Keyboard

Joe used to run the mobile division of IBM. He lead the charge to develop the Butterfly keyboard, which opened up the keyboard to be a full sized keyboard and then close back up when you closed the laptop. It was pretty slick and became the highest selling product in IBM history. But it was really expensive and eventually dropped from sight.

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