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Last Updated: Monday, 6 June, 2005, 15:58 GMT 16:58 UK
PDAs showcase architect's talents
Stuart Robertson, director of the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society,  holds one of the PDA's in Queen's Cross Church
The PDA brings the work of Mackintosh into the digital age
The designer and architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh is being revamped for a digital audience to mark what would have been his 137th birthday.

Personal digital assistants (PDAs) are being distributed in six of his most famous buildings in Glasgow for the use of visitors.

The hand-held computers contain information on Mackintosh's life, work and a link to his website.

The PDAs will be unveiled at the Queen's Cross Church on Tuesday.

The technology will be available at all Mackintosh attractions in the city by next year.

The Mackintosh Heritage Liaison Group, Scottish Enterprise, Glasgow City Council and the Glasgow City Marketing Bureau are behind the initiative.

Wi-fi technology

It is hoped the move will help the city win World Heritage Status.

Stuart Robertson, director of the Mackintosh Society, said: "Mackintosh is one of the most significant talents to emerge in the period which spans from the mid-1890s to the late 1920s and his work is celebrated around the world today."

Jim Muir, of Scottish Enterprise, said the technology would offer information on the architect in a more varied and interesting form.

He added: "By combining wi-fi technology, a world-class portal and Mackintosh's massive appeal, we have increased accessibility to information about his work by bringing the attractions to the digital age."

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