The following is an article that I published in this newsletter on September 16, 1996. I described the latest high-tech tool of the time. Looking at the advances in technology since then, this article describes an "antique" by today's standards but I was very impressed with it at the time.
Compare the technology of this text-only gadget of only fourteen years ago with today's iPhones, Android phones, and other wireless handheld devices we see everywhere today. A lot has changed in fourteen years! I wonder what electronic devices will be common fourteen years from now, in 2024?
Written September 16, 1996:
I have been using SkyTel’s newest two-way pocket pager for 4 weeks now. It has been invaluable on this week’s trip. I have sent and received e-mail while seated in a restaurant. I also rescheduled a business meeting at the last moment while driving a rental car to the meeting. I checked the weather report back home even when I was in Ohio. All of this was done with a tiny wireless device that is smaller than the proverbial pack of cigarettes.