March 26, 2001: Microsoft Tablet PC Initiative
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.