Patent filed September 29, 2000
Back in 1995, when I met with Palm to see its first, then-unreleased PDA, executives explained a vision of a world in which people would have multiple networked docking cradles situated in various places around their home, and would go around plopping PDAs into them. I forget precisely what the benefit was supposed to be. But this patent for a wall-mounted PalmPilot dock may have been residual evidence of that unfulfilled dream.
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