Adam Osborne (March 6, 1939 – March 18, 2003) was a Thailand-born British-American author, book and software publisher, and computer designer who founded several companies in the United States and elsewhere.
Osborne was known to frequent the famous Homebrew Computer Club's meetings around 1975
He was best known for creating the first commercially available portable computer, the Osborne 1, released in April 1981.
t weighed 24.5 pounds (12 kg), cost US$1795—just over half the cost of a computer from other manufacturers with comparable features—and ran the popular CP/M 2.2 operating system. It was designed to fit under an airline seat.