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A briefcase
A briefcase

A briefcase is a narrow box-shaped bag made of vinyl or leather with a handle on the end and is used mainly for carrying papers and other documents. Lawyers commonly use briefcases to carry briefs to present to a court, originating the name. Businesspeople and other professionals also use briefcases to carry important papers and laptops. The modern day briefcase's dimensions were made to perfectly fit a folded newspaper. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 794 × 599 pixel Image in higher resolution (1632 × 1232 pixel, file size: 408 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Briefcase User:Dev920... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 794 × 599 pixel Image in higher resolution (1632 × 1232 pixel, file size: 408 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Briefcase User:Dev920... For other uses, see Bag (disambiguation). ... English barrister 16th century painting of a civil law notary, by Flemish painter Quentin Massys. ... Brief redirects here. ... A businessman (sometimes businesswoman, female; or businessperson, gender neutral) is a generic term for a wide range of people engaged in profit-oriented enterprises, generally the management of a company. ...


The concept of a briefcase is borrowed for use in Microsoft Windows-based operating systems, where files placed within the briefcase can be synchronised between multiple computers and to converge file modifications. Microsoft Windows is the name of several families of proprietary software operating systems by Microsoft. ... An operating system (OS) is a set of computer programs that manage the hardware and software resources of a computer. ...


Most briefcases are derived from a limp satchel used in the fourteenth century for carrying money and valuables. It was called a "budget" derived from the Latin word "bulga" or Irish word "bolg" both meaning leather bag, and that’s where we also get the financial term.


Godillot of Paris first used a hinged iron frame on a carpetbag in 1826. Then followed the Gladstone bag and the Rosebery, an oval-top bag. Eventually these became the modern metal frame briefcase. Briefcases were, of course, named for the purpose of carrying attorney’s briefs.

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Types of Briefcases

A portfolio is a case without handles to be carried in hand or under the arm. The name comes from the Italian "portare" meaning "to carry" and "foglio" a "sheet".


A folio case is a portfolio with a retractable handle


An attaché is a box-style case made of leather, stretched over a hinged frame that opens into two compartments. It was traditionally carried by an attaché, a diplomatic officer attached to an embassy or consulate officially assigned to serve in a particular capacity (e.g. cultural attaché; military attaché).


Trends

In recent history, there has been a casual trend in the design of briefcases. Soft leather, often with shoulder straps, has replaced traditional hard rectangular cases. The soft leather cases are more conductive to packing and expanding (they have more storage space) and they project a friendlier image. Another factor in the trend is the development of laptop cases for traveling computers.


See also

A typical suitcase A suitcase is a narrow box-shaped bag, usually made of cloth or vinyl that more or less keeps its shape, has a handle at one end and is used mainly for transporting clothes and other possessions during trips. ...

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Because Briefcase automatically keeps track of the relationships between multiple copies of a single file, you do not need to remember where each copy of a file is located, or which copy of the file you modified most recently.
When you move a Briefcase that is larger than 1.44 MB to floppy disks, the files that are copied to the second and subsequent disks are not maintained as belonging to the Briefcase on the first disk.
Briefcase keeps track of the original location of all the files that you copy to Briefcase, but it is not able to track the files if you move them to a different location.
Briefcase - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (418 words)
A briefcase is a narrow box-shaped bag made of vinyl or leather with a handle on the end and is used mainly for carrying papers and other documents.
Most briefcases are derived from a limp satchel used in the fourteenth century for carrying money and valuables.
Briefcases were, of course, named for the purpose of carrying attorney’s briefs.
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