Any former Psion 5 owners out there?
lproven at gmail.com
Mon Jul 19 10:44:40 CDT 2010
On 18 July 2010 20:25, Tony Duell <ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk> wrote:
> The HP95LX/100LX (and I assume the 200LX, although I have never used one)
> have 1 feature that is essential for me, and another that is highly
> The first is a good terminal emulator, with plain text, kermit and xmodem
> up/down loading.
I'm sure you're right, but in all my years on the Psion 5/5mx, I never
ever used a terminal emulator, as far as I can recall.
The series 3 had one in ROM, but the ROM was in the serial interface.
Plug in the RS232 cable, suddenly, a VT100/200 app became available.
There were various downloadable ones for the S5 and 5mx, but I never
bothered. No need, for me.
Primarily, the machines were a pocket database/diary, secondly a
writing tool, thirdly mobile phone backup & SMS messagebase
management, and peripheral to these, a calculator and occasional web
browser. I tried out the email but never actually used it apart from
the occasional emergency.
I never did get to grips with RPN.
I did play with the terminal app on a review model of HP Omnigo 700,
the weird hybrid one with a mobile phone. This was the ancestor of
what became the Communicator, and even in the early days of the
mid-1990s, its potential was apparent. I never owned one or used one,
though - way too expensive to buy or use, and if I had the money,
still way too bulky.
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