What about pagers? Not long ago, everyone who was anyone had a pager dangling from their belt. At these same meetings where neurologists painstakingly entered appointments on PalmPilots, the entire staff of white-coaters also carried pagers. At least once per meeting, a mass page would be sent out with the resulting cacophony of beeps causing a mass exodus of white-coats from the meeting room. You may still see pagers in hospitals, I'm not sure, but really the only other place you will see them anymore is at restaurants, where they hand one to you along with the assurance that your table will be ready in twenty minutes.
For your consideration: tablet computers are the new PalmPilot/pager. I don't really see the point in ipads and their ilk, but then again, I don't carry a cell either, so maybe it's just me.
Do you use a tablet? Why or why not?