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March 26: Microsoft Tablet PC Initiative

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Jeffrey Powers

Madison, WI

Description: For the Tech History Geek in all of us

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March 26: Microsoft Tablet PC Initiative

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2001 - The reason why I decided to highlight this event is to make you aware that Tablets are not a new thing. Computer companies have been trying to perfect the tablet for many years. in 2001, for example, Microsoft CEO Bill Gates introduces the Tablet PC initiative. Using a Crusoe processor and the XP OS, he shows off a touch screen with Microsoft Notebook handwriting recognition software. This 3 pound revolution weighed only 3 lbs and would cost the average consumer $2,000 - 3,500. Wikazine – Full show notes for March 26 First World Altair Computer Convention is held in New Mexico. Kevin Mitnick pleads guilty Dr. Who comes back out of mothballs. Related articles Microsoft aiming for October 2012 release of Windows 8, tablets and PCs on deck (engadget.com) January 21: Kevin Mitnick Uses the Internet (dayintechhistory.com) Microsoft's Last CES? (geeknewscentral.com)
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