looking at buying a pocket PC / PDA
dave.g4ugm at gmail.com
Sun Oct 29 15:43:36 CDT 2017
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> Subject: Re: looking at buying a pocket PC / PDA
> On Sun, Oct 29, 2017 at 8:08 PM, Tomasz Rola via cctalk
> <cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
> > - no moving parts
> > - keeps working on zero volts with no problem
> > - no proprietary unrepairable circuits
> > - no worry that rohs-no-lead solder breaks
> > - no manual required
> > - repairs can be done anywhere, cheaply
> > - expansion can be done anywhere, cheaply, as long as there is
> > stationery nearby
> > - mods can be done, and require only very few manual skills ... and
> > more...
> Doesn't randomly crash.
> Doesn't get viruses
> Doesn't have licence agreements
These devices are not without problems...
If I use a Pen the ink leaks all over my shirt,
I switched to a clutch pencil and when I dropped it all the leads broke...
.. the pad has limited capacity, and like an iPad is very susceptible to fluid damage and having little monetary value I have been known to leave it on the train/bus/plain and when I do I can't remotely erase the critical data on it...
> > In case you have not guessed yet:
> > If you wonder, yes, I have the paper notebook, two even (but I think I
> Ah... A Paper Aided Design system, also known as a PAD (of paper).
Or a BookBook...
> I use one all the time...
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