The History of Personal Computing

The History of Personal Computing podcast is your biweekly virtual guide in both audio and on the web to the history and development of arguably the single most important technological advancement of the last forty years - the personal computer. But, just what is a personal computer these days, well, that’s just it, it continues to evolve. We’ll be going over the significant devices one by one.

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Episode 54 – Sharp Wizard and Palm Pilot


On today’s show, we begin our look at the temporarily (at the time) humbled third tier of personal computing, the organizer. We’re covering the Sharp Wizard, Palm Pilot and other notables. This is the podcast where we take an informal look at personal computing history through the lens of eBay auctions. It’s sort of like Antiques Roadshow, but all about antique personal computers.

http://www.historyofpersonalcomputing.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/HofPC-54.mp3

 

Links mentioned in this episode:

  • The Third Tier of Personal Computing
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sharp_Wizard
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palm_(PDA)

Auctions:

  • Jeff’s auction: SHARP Electronic Organizer Wizard OZ-7000
  • David’s auction: VINTAGE SHARP ZAURUS ZR-5000 PDA ORGANIZER
  • Jeff’s auction: New SHARP Wizard OZ-730PC
  • David’s auction: Palm Pilot Professional w/ Sync Dock Stylus 2 Cases Manual Box CD 3 Com
  • Jeff’s auction: Palm Pilot 3Com PDA Organizer with Stylus & Docking Station
  • David’s auction: Sharp Zaurus ZR-3000 K-PDA -w Box, Manuals, & Software
  • Jeff’s random auction: Fossil Abacus AU5005 Wrist PDA with Palm OS
  • David’s random auction: “palm pilot new” in PDAs

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 2016-12-19  1h4m