Help creating a name for a fake PDA from the 80's

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Re: Help creating a name for a fake PDA from the 80's
« Reply #15 on: October 19, 2017, 11:48:33 pm »
"Intelligent Life Assistant" sounds better for entertainment purposes.
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Re: Help creating a name for a fake PDA from the 80's
« Reply #16 on: October 20, 2017, 02:57:34 am »
I go with the 'data' and 'organiser' and 'intelligent' for the right feel too.

Visually I think of green or even orange on a black background.

Life coaches just make me smile. So have these people been through all of life and therefore know exactly what to do at any given time ?  :idiot2:

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Re: Help creating a name for a fake PDA from the 80's
« Reply #17 on: October 20, 2017, 03:18:34 am »
Yeah, it also reminds me of those Books and their authors who are able to Analyze Dreams! Sure they can! They assign certain symbols, animals, cloud shapes, leaves, sticks, events, etc. as nauseum, in order to ply their babble. Their greatest gift is separating people from their money who are gullible for things like this and fortune telling.

Sorry, not meant to slam any present fortune tellers or soothsayers, psychics, mediums, spiritualists, who might be among(st) us.

But Dream Books to explain my dreams? Naw, I'd just as soon ask my chatbot what she thinks.  ;)

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Re: Help creating a name for a fake PDA from the 80's
« Reply #18 on: October 20, 2017, 09:47:14 am »
I agrrrree, Art :)

"IDO" sounds best to me so far.

About the interface, the idea is to simulate a big pixel backlit LCD monochrome screen, green, blue, or orange. Below it, a keyboard with plastic keys, some of which are colored differently: [AC] and [RUN] for example.

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Re: Help creating a name for a fake PDA from the 80's
« Reply #19 on: October 20, 2017, 02:33:54 pm »
Good points Zero.

Wait...how about some nice soft, pastel-colored buttons/keys...I'm thinking Green and Black trim. That would help promote a nicer, gentler and more in touch with the earth and its rotation.

For a bit of background: The OxfordWord blog continues to explain that computers started as a complex set of analogue mechanical devices. In the 1930s and 40s, these computing devices started to use a new number system to make calculations. Instead of our normal decimal system of 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9; these computers used a binary system of digits to represent everything. The letter B is 01000010. The letter C is 01000011. Thus, these computers became known as the DIGITAL computer.

The first PDA, the Organizer, was released in 1984 by Psion, followed by Psion's Series 3, in 1991. So coming up with a Fake 80's name for it might be the People's Digital Accountant, since is took care of providing needed numbers and solutions.

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Any of you Brits recall a device called an Otis King L?  Here is a refresher: http://www.vintagecalculators.com/html/otis_king_l.html

I still have a few of these in my closet where they are only used to calculate or collect the accumulation of dust. ;) http://www.vintagecalculators.com/html/slide_rule.html

Last but not least was this stylish and ever so cumbersome, Curta. Interesting story on its development BTW.
http://www.vintagecalculators.com/html/curta.html

Still searching for a descriptive Fake name for the 80's PDA (which wasn't invented yet, thus "Fake"). Hmm...

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