GottaBeMobile have posted an entertaining recap of the Tablet Pc's short 5 year wishy:
Five years ago, on November 7 2002, Microsoft launched Windows XP Tablet PC Edition. Bill Gates himself was on-hand to launch the new platform at a large press event.
"The launch of the Tablet PC marks an exciting new era of mobile computing that is limited only by the imagination of its users," Gates said. "The Tablet PC is a great example of how computers are adapting to how people really work, whether they're taking notes in a meeting, collaborating wirelessly with colleagues or reading on screen. We're just scratching the surface of what is possible."
As it comes time to celebrate the 5 Year Anniversary of Tablet PCs, it's only natural to look at how far we've come since that first operating system release. So let's take a brief walk down the dusty paths of Tablet PC history and look at how far the OS has evolved in five short years.
Sierra recaps the major milestones of the tablet PC. whether you have been there from the start or have just joined us, it is well worth a read.
My, how far we have come!
Source: GBM 5 Years of Tablet PC: Operating Systems