Re: Notebook Computer for the Field

Patricia Clay (pclay@WHSUN1.WH.WHOI.EDU)
Fri, 19 Aug 1994 09:31:47 -0400

> Group Technologies has come out with the Badger, a 6.5-pound
> notebook computer designed to resist rain, extreme temperatures and even
> fungus. The Badger is aimed at the military, law enforcement, utility
> workers and other mobile employees. (Tampa Tribune 8/17/94 B&F 8)
> -- Doug Hanson
Regarding the Badger computer (it's a GT486N), at one point I checked
into buying one of these, and found they generally do not sell to individuals.
Rather they sell large lots to companies and government agencies. Also, you
sacrifice some other characteristics (memory, etc.) to get the environmental

If you do want to get in touch with them, however, I spoke with Dick
Hitchcock (813-972-6525). He can give you more info.

Trish Clay
Patricia M. Clay NOAA/NMFS/NEFSC
Anthropologist 166 Water Street
National Marine Fisheries Service Woods Hole, MA 02543
Northeast Fisheries Science Center USA voice: 508-548-5123, x 415
fax: 508-548-5124
Favorite quote: "So what do you study? Social behavior of fish?"