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Subject: Re: [TMG] OT-do you use a laptop?
Date: Mon, 8 Apr 2002 00:08:07 EDT
We have been using laptops for 7-8 years and have taken them everywhere to do
research. My wife types thus she enters data on the spot. When we purchased
our latest one last year, we did not get rid of the old one as I use it as a
look-up device while my wife types. I never enter data in the look-up one to
insure no confusion on the data - I use the backup files from the other
computer. We have never been stopped from bringing the computers into a
facility although sometimes we could not bring the carrying case in. The
biggest problem we have had is sometimes finding desk space but we have put
the computer on a spare chair and worked off it there. The last trip to the
SLC FHL was fine with the two computers and the FHL catalog disk. Really
efficient and we accomplished quite a bit. Go for it !
In a message dated 4/7/2002 9:17:23 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> Robin - Some repositories that I have been to won't allow so much as a file
> folder, let along a laptop. Only paper and pencils. Too much theft. I
> took a laptop to SLC, cabled it to the desk, and never used it the whole
> week I was there.
> IBSSG =^..^=
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Robin Hoff Kaspar [mailto:]
> Sent: Sunday, April 07, 2002 3:16 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 that
> 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. My
> question is, do you take yours to libraries, archives, etc.? Do you worry
> about security? Do you use one of those security cables that allow you to
> 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 or
> on an out-of-town research trip...
> Robin Hoff Kaspar
> Volunteer host, Grant County, Wisconsin WIGenweb