Personal Digital Assistant, Apple Cadillac PDA

Personal Digital Assistant, Apple Cadillac PDA

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Description
This portable, pen-operated personal digital assistant has a black plastic case and a clear screen. A space for an electronic pen is above the screen, although the pen presently with the device does not fit into the space. The pen can be plugged in to either the left or the right side of the Cadillac.
Below the screen is an Apple logo. A tag on the left of the screen reads: SEUTØ13. A tag on the back reads: SEUTØ13 (/) IC.
The Cadillac is a manufacturer’s prototype of the Newton personal digital assistant – Apple would sell the Newton from 1993 until 1998. This example of the Cadillac was owned by Rodney Sol Furmanski (1963-2009), a mechanical engineer by training who worked at Claris as a test engineer. He used the object to test the Newton operating system.
Source:
Accession file.
Object Name
personal digital assistant
date made
ca1990
maker
Apple Computer, Inc.
place made
United States: California, Santa Clara
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 9 in x 11 in x 1 1/2 in; 22.86 cm x 27.94 cm x 3.81 cm
ID Number
2010.0023.1
accession number
2010.0023
catalog number
2010.0023.1
Credit Line
Gift of Rose Furmanski in Memory of Rodney Sol Furmanski
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Exhibition
My Computing Device
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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