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From: "Pamela Boyer Porter" <>
Subject: RE: [APG] Laptops during research phase
Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2001 11:14:55 -0600
Beau Sharbrough wrote a very helpful article entitled "Handheld Computers:
Hardware, Software, and Use" that was published in the September 2000 APG
Quarterly. It addresses the advantages and disadvantages of a handheld, and
their future. Tony Burroughs just did a great presentation at GENTECH 2001
in Dallas called "Don't Leave Home Without It: Your Family History on a
Palm, which was probably recorded for sale by Repeat Performance (e-mail
to ask about it - it's not on the web site yet).
Pamela Boyer Porter, CGRS
Editor, Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly
Web Site: www.apgen.org
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> My son, who is a computer whiz, is trying to convince me that instead of
> a laptop, I should get a handheld. I did buy an iPAQ, which seems to
> work great. It makes spreadsheets and text files, etc. I think with
> the addition of a keyboard, I could do just about anything with it. We
> are having trouble getting it to talk to my main computer; hopefully, we
> will be able to work that out. It seems to be a software program. The
> whole thing weighs less than a pound and carries easily in pocket, purse
> or bag. No security problems.
> Is there anyone who has experience with using a handheld that has an
> opinion to express? I would appreciate hearing it.
> I have used Bygones. It has some great features. I never did really
> learn how to use it for multiple families without combining all the
> data, but I'm sure I gave up too soon.
> I've been hearing some great comments on certification and now this. I
> have been a little discouraged lately in my certification project. I
> keep thinking I'm making good progress, and then I decide I'm farther
> away than ever. And I only have until November!! Please keep comments,
> testimonials, etc. coming : )
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