A Conversation for History of the Personal Data Assistant (PDA)
Pierre Menard, author of the Quixote Started conversation Mar 31, 2004
Anyone remember the LZ64?
It was similar to the two-line device mentioned in the article, except it had a four-line display.
I had one with an RS-232 adaptor that slotted into the top.
Every morning, my BBC Master 128 switched on, booted from floppy, and downloaded a selection of pages from teletext.
When I woke up, I'd plug my LZ64 into the BBC Master, and download the pages. Voila! An electronic newspaper!
Not bad for the late 1980s. The software was a complete pig to write, though.
Not a patch on an iPAQ, of course, but they were fun times.
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