USA Today columnist Kevin Maney chronicles the birth of the Palm Pilot -- 10 years old this week -- through the recollections of its early principals, Jeff Hawkins and Donna Dubinsky. Central to the tale is a little white lie -- OK, a whopper -- that snowed a venture capitalist and eventually created a technological sea change.The\u00a0column was gaining wide circulation here in the office today because in it Dubinsky offers a tip of the cap to one of Network World's flagship events, DEMO: "They first showed their Pilot at the February 1996 DEMO conference, where it stole the show. That was, Dubinsky says, 'The moment I felt like, wow, this is going to work. People are going to buy it.' "Regular DEMO attendees will tell you they've seen many such moments there.