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Jeffrey Hawkins

Inventor Jeffrey Hawkins

Profession: Inventor

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: Hawkins developed the PalmPilot, the first massively popular personal digital assistant (PDA). With this he helped inspire the idea of handheld computing, kick-starting an entire industry that is ubiquitous today.

Born: June 1, 1957
Birthplace: Huntington, New York, United States
Age: 63 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Gemini

Events in the Life of Jeffrey Hawkins

  • 1997-03-10 The PalmPilot, as developed by Jeffrey Hawkins, is released

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