---------- ---------- PC Pro Realworld Computing: Paul Lynch - PDAs

This issue is the five year anniversary of PC Pro, and its fitting to look back to life with PDAs then. This column didn't start until issue 31 of PC Pro, which means that it has been running for exactly half of PC Pro's life span. But in 1994, the Newton (RIP) was new, just into the second model (the MP100), with very rudimentary synchronisation and still inadequate handwriting recognition. The to-be makers of Palm were still developing software for Newton and for the Casio Zoomer. Psion were running with the Series 3, and users were wondering when the new model would arrive; and Microsoft were still cogitating over Windows CE. Some things never change; the rudiments of everything that we are using today were already present 5 years ago.

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Paul Lynch
Last updated: September 15, 1999

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