Pilot 5000 electronic organiser, 1996

Made:
1996 in Singapore
maker:
Palm Incorporated

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Pilot 5000 electronic organiser, made by Palm Inc (subsidiary of US Robotics Corps), Singapore, 1996. Includes case, desktop adaptor unit, two instruction manuals and five floppy discs

Pilot 5000 electronic organiser, made by Palm Inc (subsidiary of US Robotics Corps), Singapore, 1996.

The Pilot 5000, made by Palm Inc, first went on sale in 1996. Featuring a calendar, a to-do list, memo and contacts applications, the Palm Pilot automatically synchronised the user’s data when connected to their computer. Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) grew in popularity throughout the 1990s and 2000s, and for many users offered a good alternative to paper-based organisers.

Details

Category:
Computing & Data Processing
Object Number:
1999-967
Materials:
composites, electronic components, glass, metal (unknown)
Measurements:
floppy discs (each): 94 mm x 90 mm x 3 mm,
desktop unit: 65 mm x 79 mm x 89 mm,
organiser: 117 mm x 79 mm x 19 mm,
instruction manuals (each): 211 mm x 139 mm x 9 mm,
case: 118 mm x 85 mm x 22 mm,
type:
pda
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • computer
credit:
Donated by P. Meehan
status:
Permanent collection

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