In an article entitled "Holy grail or wholly fail", the Guardian previews the planned launch of "the Walkman of computers", the Apple/Sharp Newton. Discussing the functioning of the various icons, including one labelled "Assist", Sid Smith (!) tells us.... "Assist is described as the intelligence module, being set up to guesstimate your intentions. Write "Fax Bill" in the Assist input box, for instance, and the Newton will present you with a blank sheet to write on, and stand by witha standard cover note and Bob's fax number."
(From the "Rest" of RHF)