Evan's PDA history page -- it's alive
- Hello friends, colleagues, collectors, and people I've interviewed...
After about four years of work, I've finally completed the vast majority of
my PDA history research. So if you're getting this email, it means we've
communicated at some point in the recent past. Or else I just thought
you're someone who might find this research interesting.
It's all online at http://www.snarc.net/pda/pda-treatise.htm -- it is
approximately 10,000 words of nerdiness.
There will be changes. Inevitably some of you will find typos and suggest
corrections, which is the whole reason I'm posting this now at all.
FYI to the collecting community -- the majority of this draft was already
read over by Bruce Damer, Sellam Ismail, Erik Klein, and Michael Nadeau.
Hopefully they caught any blatant mistakes of mine...
All of the photographs are used with permission and all are linked back to
the original sources. The link to the story "Thank you, Beep" is used with
The one thing not yet included is the massive bibliography. I'm working on
it as fast as I can.
Rest assured, the research isn't just from reading a bunch of random,
unproven web pages. There is a reason this took four years: every fact is
double- or triple-sourced. The majority of the facts here came from
personal interviews that I conducted with the first-person sources, as well
as from books, news articles, patent research, etc.
Please forward to anyone and everyone.
Please do NOT go copying stuff without asking. :)
Finally, whatever I wrote here (with the exception of typos, etc.) overrules
anything I said or wrote before. :)
Evan Koblentz's personal homepage: http://www.snarc.net
Also see http://groups.yahoo.com/group/midatlanticretro/
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