Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 26th Jun 2007 11:37 UTC, submitted by JCooper
Hardware, Embedded Systems "The Series 5 pocket computer from Psion was launched 10 years ago this week. It was a remarkable achievement: entirely new silicon, a new operating system, middleware stack and applications were developed from scratch in just over two years. This was the last time anyone undertook such a daunting task: it may be the last time anyone ever tries, either."
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Nostalgia
by jimcrofty on Tue 26th Jun 2007 14:08 UTC
jimcrofty
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2006-08-29

Great article.

I loved the Psion palmtops. Very portable, responsive, amazing battery life, built in programming language and loads of 3rd party software. Just what every larval geek needs to grow! :-)

My first experience of the Internet was via a Psion 3a hooked up via a 9600 USR modem to CIX (a UK BBS that provided text based web and email gateways). Then when at high school I used a Psion 5 to write up essays, science reports, etc.

Ok that's it, I can't take it. Gonna have to go and try and see what's available on ebay!

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