Site last updated on 12-4-96.
Currently, the web is overflowing with pages about personal digital assistants (PDAs). However, most of them are properties of PDA fanatics who unendingly praise their wonderful gadgets. Their enthusiasm is often too one-sided and their language too technical and confusing. This site hopes to provide an alternative to those pages, by being a cleanly designed, interactive introduction geared towards novices.
This site was created for the Fall 1996 session of Business Administration 296 section 7: "Impact of New Information Resources: Multimedia and Networks." This course is taught at the Haas School of Business of UC Berkeley by visiting associate professor, Howard Besser.
This website has been implemented using fairly new HTML standards such as special "floating frames," GIF 89a's, and client side image maps. Thus, it best viewed under Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.0 or Netscape Navigator 3.0 with 640x480 resolution and 16 bit color. However, it will work under any frames-compatible browser at any setting.
Navigation is accomplished through the use of Microsoft "borderless frames." Users of version 3.0 browsers on any OS platform can move back to previous frames by pushing the BACK button. Users of earlier Windows and UNIX version have to right-click on the frame and select "previous frame." Macintosh users need to hold down the mouse button and then select "previous frame."
Readers can browse content either linearly or by topic. Arrows are provided at the bottom of each page for them to read the article sequentially. However, they are encouraged to take advantage of the frame menu to explore the site by topic. Each analysis topic and case study has been written to be standalone. Nothing will be lost by browsing the site by only visiting that pages that interest the reader the most.
The creator of this site is Victor Shine Chen, a undergraduate sophomore Electrical Engineering and Computer Science major at UC Berkeley. His personal website can be reached here. He can also be contacted by e-mail at these two addressess: