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Building Tablet PC Applications by Philip Su, Rob Jarrett

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A Brief History of Tablet Computing

The next few pages present profiles of some of the pioneers of tablet computing and its related technologies. The profiled technologies mark important milestones on the road to where we are today with the Tablet PC. It is important not only to remember the past, but also, by investigating it, to learn the lessons and spot the trends that will drive us toward a successful future in tablet computing. Our coverage is far from comprehensive, though it does detail the major advances over the past decade or so in the field. Figure 1-2 is a timeline of the featured tablet pioneers.

A timeline of milestones in tablet computing.

Figure 1-2. A timeline of milestones ...

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