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From: Candida Cleve Bannister <>
Subject: RE: [TMG] OT-do you use a laptop?
Date: Sun, 07 Apr 2002 18:04:49 -0500
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I agree.

I used a laptop for years. With the longer use batteries it isn't so
bad now, but I used to have several extra batteries. You can't let it
out of your sight - they do get lost very easily. It's a real hassle at
the airport, and with many airlines where you can only bring one
carryon, you do have to check everything else. I still have my laptop,
but I seldom take it anywhere - I use a PDA now with a fold out
keyboard. It's lighter, easier to handle and much less hassle. I down
load the TMG datasets to take along. And the PDA stays with me all the
time, so it's with me when I come upon unexpected genealogical
opportunities. (I once met someone with the same last name at a party
and was able to pull out my PDA and establish a genealogical
relationship with that person.)

Candida Cleve Bannister

researching: (von) Cleve, Bannister, Yasaki, Sugiyama, Vaughn, Baughn,
Sussman, Orb, White, Woodhouse, Willis, Williams

-----Original Message-----
From: Glee Crocker [mailto:]
Sent: Sunday, April 07, 2002 5:27 PM
Subject: RE: [TMG] OT-do you use a laptop?

Although I have a laptop, I don't take it to libraries or archives; it
truly seems like too much hassle. Now, with heightened security at
airports, taking a laptop is a huge pain: it means you must check your
luggage, as well as take it out of the case to go through security. Even
when I travel for business, I leave the laptop at home if I possibly

For genealogy, I just take my handheld with my TMG datasets downloaded.

-----Original Message-----
From: Robin Hoff Kaspar [mailto:]
Sent: Sunday, April 07, 2002 5:16 PM
Subject: [TMG] OT-do you use a laptop?

I've been wanting a laptop for genealogy forever. Now that I have TMG, a
large dataset that needs some new tags created/added and just general
overhaul, this seems to be the time for me to replace my desktop with
laptop I've always wanted. I can take it to work with me and utilize my
lunch hours to accomplish a lot of this repetitious work.

I'm not asking for brand/model recommendations here, I know what I want.
question is, do you take yours to libraries, archives, etc.? Do you
about security? Do you use one of those security cables that allow you
lock your computer to the desk? Or is it just too much hassle? I'm
if I would actually have a need to take it to the local library with me
on an out-of-town research trip...


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