Saturday, June 08, 2013

Remember PDAs?


This is a page from the June, 1999 Popular Mechanics article on Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs), which seem shockingly primitive compared with today’s smartphones and tablets.

A helluva lot has happened with technology since 1999 – hard drive capacity has soared from less than 500 megabytes to 4 terabyte drives, there were no iPods, no iPhones, no iPads, PCs ran Windows 98, and Wifi hotspots were few and far between.

I remember admiring a PDA in an Office Depot in Silverthorne, Colo. and thinking it was pretty cool.

I wonder what I’ll think is cool in another 14 years.

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