strangest systems I've sent email from
rodsmallwood52 at btinternet.com
Wed Apr 20 06:24:34 CDT 2016
On 20/04/2016 10:02, Liam Proven wrote:
> On 19 April 2016 at 21:37, Swift Griggs <swiftgriggs at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Here's my top 3 weirdest devices I've ever sent email through, just for fun:
>> 1. The AlphaSmart "Dana" which was a strange laptop-like device which ran
>> PalmOS. The email client was Eudora for PalmOS.
> I sort of wanted one of them. Interesting device.
>> 2. Sony eVilla BeIA appliance using some kind of (crappy) built-in mail
> Ahh, BeIA -- great idea, but both too late and too early, a neat trick.
>> 3. Sharp Wizard handheld organizer over a serial TTY connected to a 386/SX
>> with optional math co-processor installed so it could run ... Xenix.
>> Logged in via simple built-in vt100 terminal app on the wizard at 2400
>> BPS to the Unix box. Used 'elm' to send the mail.
> I am looking at doing something similar with a Z88 & Raspberry Pi. :-/
>> That Sharp Wizard was a helluva organizer for it's time. The main feature
>> was that it takes AAA batteries and thus I was actually able to afford to
>> run the thing in college by getting rechargables. It had a nice keyboard
>> and the display was readable in the sunlight, too. No backlight, though.
> Sounds a bit like a Psion Series 3* or 5* -- both ran for a month+ on
> a pair of AAs and had unsurpassed functionality. The former for its
> time, the latter, in some ways, still today.
> Which model of Wizard?
What is the most unusual place you have sent mail from?
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