[vcf-midatlantic] Palm Pilot PDA: 25 years old!

Gregg Levine gregg.drwho8 at gmail.com
Sat Dec 11 04:43:35 UTC 2021

Weather is promising to be as bad as it was for Day Three of the VCF
East this year, but I'll be there, at Festivus at InfoAge I mean. And
the reason why I chose thread to announce is that I'm bringing three
members of my collection. This is a Palm 3X appropriately loaded, and
with no accessories, a Palm 3X wearing an accessory, a Kodak Palmpix
device. And a Palm 5x also fully loaded.
Gregg C Levine gregg.drwho8 at gmail.com
"This signature fought the Time Wars, time and again."

On Tue, Dec 7, 2021 at 1:30 PM Jeffrey Jonas via vcf-midatlantic
<vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> According to Wikipedia, The Pilot 1000 and Pilot 5000 were the first
> generations of PDAs
> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personal_digital_assistant> produced by Palm
> Computing <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palm_(PDA)> (then a subsidiary of U.S.
> Robotics <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Robotics>). It was introduced
> in March 1996.
> Is anyone still into them? Are there any surviving archives or repositories?
> I reluctantly retired my Palm PDA as my electronic calendar because my
> Android phone's Google calendar is always with me and auto-syncs to other
> devices :-/ But I have heaps of accessories worthy of keeping them running
> for other uses.
> I remember when the trains were full of business people "beaming" each
> other contact info and notes using the Palm Pilot, Casio BOSS or Sharp
> Wizard. Now it's just a cellphone app :-/
> Citing Sharp Wizard - Wikipedia <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sharp_Wizard>
> The *Sharp Wizard* is a series of electronic organizers
> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_organizer> released by Sharp
> Corporation <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sharp_Corporation>. The first
> model was the *OZ-7000* released in 1989, making it one of the first
> electronic organizers to be sold.
> Citing Throwback Thursday: The "personal organizer" we had before the
> Newton : Apple World Today
> <https://www.appleworld.today/2015/05/28/throwback-thursday-the-personal-organizer-we-had-before-the-newton/>
> Back before the Newton MessagePad made a splash in 1993 as the first
> “Personal Digital Assistant”, several consumer electronics companies were
> making handheld devices designed to do all of the things that we take for
> granted now on our iPhones and Apple Watches — take short notes, check our
> calendar, make appointments, and look up phone numbers. One of these
> devices was the Casio B.O.S.S. SF-8000 ... B.O.S.S. stood for “Business
> Organizer Scheduling System.” This device came out in 1990
> And there's the first smartphone:
> IBM Simon - Wikipedia <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_Simon>
> IBM debuted a prototype <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prototype> device,
> code named "Sweetspot" in November 1992 at COMDEX
> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COMDEX>
> Telxon made handheld barcode scanners that were essentially PDAs, as early
> as 1983 but I cannot find any references. Does anyone have any pointers?
> -- jeff jonas
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Twin Sister who was actually one of a Triplet and that Triplet was
produced, he then discussed what happened when they were produced in
Court. The Judge was suitably impressed, and the DA was fit to be
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either. ". Mr. Tiger offers "People see my cubs in the same way, and
cannot tell them apart." Perry smiles and goes "Those are good ones."
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