20 years ago I owned a Palm5 or Palm vx…one of those. There was no email on phones back then, but I remember how cool it felt to beam info (address, email, phone #) to other Palm users. No more asking for business cards or phone #s or writing anything down…love it!

If you were on the receiving end you had to set your device to “receive beam” mode…right?

The Palm started to die three or four years later, especially after the first iPhone was introduced in ’07. Alas, the Apple guys ignored the beaming option. Android phones offer a beaming capability but Apple refuses to. I’ve never understood why.