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3Com palm 3A new trend in Personal Computing is to market PDA appliances: the so-called  Personal Digital Assistant. Important examples of these are: the Newton of Apple and the Zoomer of Casio/Tandy. PDAs are characterized that they do not have a keyboard but that they worked with a well developed graphical interface in which handwriting recognizing a key function has. For this there is developed a separate operating system: Pen-OS. With a (special) pen one can use the machine, icons are touched in order to start a function. Short notes can be made/written on the surface of the screen. The software will recognize the handwriting and convert this to machine writing. This recognition does not always work fool proof, sometimes even very bad.