I just have to write on the wonders of the humble Palm Pilot, it has sold in the millions and is to be found on the belts and in the pockets of geeks the world over. So, why has it caught on where the Apple newton didn't? And why are people switching from Psions to them?
Well, one thing is the size, it easily fits in a shirt/jacket pocket. This is even more so for the V.
It also had Grafiti, the input system. It does not try to reconise the user's handwriting, rather has a set of symbols with similar shapes to the letters that are easier to recognise. This makes it easy to learn (most people can use the standard alphabet after about 10 minutes) and it makes it largely error free.
Last updated: 22:58, 23 Jul 2003 Link..