Philadelphia Area HP Handheld Club Meeting | Thursday, July 30, 1998

Wlodek Mier-Jedrzejowicz Visits Us Next Month

In the week following the HP Handheld Conference, HPCC-London’s chairman, Wlodek Mier-Jedrzejowicz will be flying through Philly on his way back home. He will be visiting us on the evening of Thursday, September 3rd, so I expect our meeting then will be a memorable one. He offered to visit either prior to or after the conference (which he will also be attending), and I wholeheartedly chose "after". That way, we can discuss what happened at the conference and attempt to speculate on what HP meant when they said or did so-and-so. If Wlodek had come before the conference, we would only be wondering what might be said or done there.

Conference Continues to Firm Up

Here is the latest conference info, from Megha Shyam, via email from Richard Nelson:

>I have been away at ASEE in Seattle and several other places.



>1. The conference rooms are available for us to use Sat and Sunday 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM.

>2. They will provide lunch for all attendees on Saturday and Sunday.

>3. The conference site they have is only an office complex. There is no opportunity for any plant tour.

>4. HP is working on giving a momento for every attendee.

>5. People from other organizations are interested in attending - i.e.e, TI folks wish to attend.

>6. As to who is coming from Australia, Chris had indicated to me some one will come it is not clear who.



>Among people who wish to speak include Bill Wickes. His preference is to speak on Saturday. Others who want to

> come include Jim Donnelly, One of Stanley Trent's children who lives in Corvallis, [and] Dennis York.


>Richard: This is what I suggest for those wanting to make a presentation -

>If they can provide a Word file (Word 6 or higher), they we can read this

>in, then we can put together binders for each attendee over a weekend.

>Some vendors wish to have a table - Ted Kerber, TDS, Firmware systems, have

>called us for a table.


>I suggest that we provide two one hour window for the attendees to speak with the Vendors who are there.


>This is what I suggest for a program


>Saturday August 27, 1998


>1. Registration table opens at 8:30. We have coffeee and goodies nearby.

>2. First Session starts at 9:30 AM. We have four 30 minute presentations with time for questions. This should get

> the morning session.

>3. We provide a 2 hour window for lunch and browsing through vendors. Lunch will be supplied by HP so that we do

> not have to go off site.

>4. We start again at 2:00 PM have 3 papers (again 30 minutes each).

>5. Get a break for 15 minutes at 3:45 PM

>6. Have 3 additional presentations starting at 4:00 PM.

>7. We leave the conference area by 5:45, have a no host cocktail bar at the banquet room in the hotel followed by a


>We can repeat this schedule on Sunday and wrap up by about 5:00 PM.



>This means we need a total of 20 people making presentations. If we do not have that many, we can have an

>opportunity to bring in a dialog on comparable machines. For example, I will be delighted to make two >presentations - one on software development tools for the emerging custom market. I also have quite a bit of

>information on Palm Pilot, TI 89 which have some very powerful features not seen in HP product family. We can

>also combine a few sessions on how this small group of people can help in leading the way in new design

>innovations for education - a sorely talked about subject.


>Give me a call today so that we can elaborate. In the mean time, please share this with the rest of the members of

>the group.



>Megha Shyam da Vinci Technologies Group, Inc.

>899 NW Grant Avenue, Corvallis OR 97330

>Tel: 541-757-8416 Fax: 541-753-7821


The PPC CD-ROM Disks Are Just About Ready

I have two major tasks to complete in order to have the PPC CD disks ready in time for the Vancouver conference. These are to scan the final 250 pages of HP Journal article pages and to finish the "info/help" file which will appear as a reference tool on each disk. Both will be filled to the very top, each occupying 650 megabytes. If the crowd likes those, I have some ideas on what the next disk can be. It all takes spare time, of course.

PPC CD1 Version 1.0

Compiled by Jake Schwartz

Containing the complete contents of:

65 Notes

PPC Calculator Journal

PPC Journal

Vol.1 No. 1 (June 1974)


Vol. 13 No. 9 (Dec 1986)

Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader


PPC CD2 Version 1.0

Compiled by Jake Schwartz

Containing the complete contents of:

PPC Journal (Vol 14 – 1987)

Computer Journal of PPC

CHHU Chronicle

HPX Exchange

HP65 Key Note

HP Key Notes

Relevant Hewlett-Packard Journal Articles

(Sept. 1968 Through June 1996)

Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader

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