Before, there was the Newton

All the fuss around the iPhone has probably triggered a wave of nostalgia about the Apple device that created the PDA market.

from the digg summary:
_"We were all wowed by the iPhone last week, but back in 1993 Apple introduced a revolutionary product called Newton that defined the PDA industry. Watch this Newton "getting started" video from 1993 and wonder why your 2006 PDA can't do half the things Newton revolutionized fourteen years ago!"