If Evan Koblentz's recent treatise on the history of
the PDA has whetted your appetite for more info on early handhelds — or if you're an insatiable Apple addict — Thomas
Hormby of OSViews delivers the goods on the birth of the Newton. If you're already familiar with the device's early
days, you may not find anything new here, though it's always interesting to see what happens when engineering and
marketing staffs forget to talk to each other (in this case, you end up with a prototype for an $8,000 tablet
computer). And the link to the Knowledge Navigator video — a compelling fantasy even now — is particularly sweet.