Re: Possible fun experiment
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Brian Cirulnick"
> --- In email@example.com, "Jeffrey Frady"
> <Legodude522@> wrote:
> > The Dana Alphasmart doesn't sound like a bad idea. That brings
> > clamshell Apple Newton to mind.Those alphasmarts are way too much money (IMHO). However, I remember
taking classes at NYU a million years ago and used a regular old palm
pilot along with the Landware "Go-Type" keyboard.
Advantages: Compact as hell, runs forever off 2 AAA batteries, fairly
easy to sync w/Desktop PC to backup your files, will print IF you
have infrared port on your printer. Disadvantages: I believe "notes"
are limited to 5k per, you can fill that up pretty quickly while
typing. No standard ports, and early models didn't even have the
You know, when I think of all the wacky gadgets I've used in my
career... I'm amazed I can remember all this crap.
- Or the "long battery life" champion of all time, the HP Portable Plus
(recharge every 4-5 days in regular use).
The "execute in place" technology of the early Omnibooks was really
cool. The PCcard "ROM" in the 300 and 425 held Windows 3.1 code that was
not copied to RAM to execute. This saved both disk space and RAM.
Unfortunately both became cheap (did I say that?) so EIP never caught
on. Those machines may not be all that old, but they are vintage none
Christopher Blackmon wrote:
> Hard to believe no one suggested the old HP Omnibooks (300, 425, etc).
- IIRC, the 200LX was introduced in 1994. The Omnibook 300 in 1993.
I've got a couple of 200LX and like them.. but it's hard to do touch typing for note taking on them,
thus why I suggested the omnibook.
Remember the purpose is note-taking in class. Efficient typing is paramount.
Sridhar Ayengar wrote:
> Christopher Blackmon wrote:
> > Hard to believe no one suggested the old HP Omnibooks (300, 425, etc).
> I suggested the 200LX which predates those.
> Peace... Sridhar
- Jim Scheef wrote:
> Sridhar,I have no trouble whatsoever typing on the 200LX. It's not like it's a
> Remember the purpose is note-taking in class. Efficient typing is paramount.
Again, I am a touch-typist, and I use a 200LX on a daily basis.