xNote: Adam Osborne was a computer book author and a publisher when he decided in 1979 to enter the hardware business. He called the most famous people near him: Gary Kildall, CP/M author, Gordon Eubanks, CBasic author, Seymore Rubenstein, Wordstar author, and Lee Felsenstein, who develped the Sol-20.
The company falled under its own success, by the end of 1981 were 11,000 the computers sold with orders for 50,000. The company was never able to satisfy all customers requests, giving a try to competitors. In September 1983 the company failed.