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Subject: Re: [TMG] OT-do you use a laptop?
Date: Mon, 08 Apr 2002 10:08:27 -0400
On Mon, 8 Apr 2002 12:58:22 +0100 Caroline Gurney <> wrote:
> Darrell Martin wrote:
>> Graffiti is not exactly the best data entry
>> tool [grin].
>> Those who stick keyboards on a PDA puzzle the
>> dickens out of me, both conceptually and
> Surely your first point answers your second.
> Have you actually seen a folding Palm keyboard?
Actually, the first point answers the second ONLY if you have decided that a Palm is the right tool to use for data entry at all. Obviously, some have, and with varying degrees of success. My degree of success is low....
I have not only seen a folding Palm keyboard, I have used one. The keyboard is not the problem; it implements the idea quite nicely. The screen is another matter. I know there is *something* displayed on it, but for the life of me I can't tell what it is unless I want to risk curvature of the spine [grin]. Sure, if the light is good and the positioning is right, it's fine. But under those circumstances I would prefer to use a laptop anyway.
As I said, all the best to those who want to use a PDA that way. I hope while doing that, you discover one of *my* ancestors, and pass the word on to me. And I promise, if I find one of *yours* -- using my laptop for note taking, and my PDA for data portability -- I will do the same for you!!!
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