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  • Three years ago I surrendered my plain old cell phone and my clunky Palm Pilot for a shiny pink Blackberry.

    Lorraine Roe: Blackberry and iPhone: Woody and Buzz?

  • Faithfull has been making electronic device drawings for over 10 years -- in 2004 he traveled to Antarctica with the British Antarctic Survey on an Arts Council fellowship, where he transmitted via email drawings made on a Palm Pilot -- so in addition to broadcasting new drawings as they are completed, the Limbo app presents a full geo-located catalogue of over 500 observational sketches that Faithfull has made throughout the world over the years.

    Joan K. Smith: Simon Faithfull's Limbo: Mobile App as Anti-Heroic Art

  • Unlike older devices, the new smartphone drawing programs tend to render anti-aliased lines -- creating a smooth non-pixelated stroke; but Faithfull wanted to keep the raw pixel quality of his early Palm Pilot work, so his drawing program allows for a more low-tech, jagged line.

    Joan K. Smith: Simon Faithfull's Limbo: Mobile App as Anti-Heroic Art

  • Apps short for applications are programs that have been around for decades, going back to the Palm Pilot years.

    PC Downloads as Easy as an App

  • Power in your hand : In March of 1996, I called the new Palm Pilot the first hand-held computer "I can imagine incorporating into my daily life."

    Dialing Up 20 Years of Gadget Reviews

  • Kneeling down she checked to make sure the Palm Pilot controlling the device was recording and relaying the information.

    Vince Flynn Collectors’ Edition #2

  • Dressed in a suit and holding his leather encased Palm Pilot he looked more like a cruise director than quite possibly the highest paid executive assistant in the world.

    Vince Flynn Collectors’ Edition #2

  • Mine's basically 3 pronged: my totally old skool, no-wifi, no email Palm Pilot feel free to mock me, but I think, used properly, it's the greatest productivity tool ever invented, my Del.icio.us bookmarks, and my relentlessly pruned and managed RSS feed.

    Handling Information Overload

  • Has a multimedia timeline showing the evolution of the hand-held devices since the Palm Pilot in March 1996.

    Internet News

  • Back in the day, I used the memo function on my Palm Pilot.

    Five Best Journaling Tools | Lifehacker Australia

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