PDAs (was RE: movie ad)

Subject: PDAs (was RE: movie ad)
From: "Rock, Megan" <Megan -dot- Rock -at- fanucrobotics -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 15 Jun 2000 13:43:02 -0400

Deborah McDaniel said:

Yabbut - when I was using a daytimer I had to write down all my personal
appointments, THEN transfer them (manually input) to my Outlook calender;
conversely, I then had to transfer all my work meeting appointments into my
daytimer *by hand.* I can't tell you how many times I forgot to update one
or the other and scheduled conflicting appointments. With a PDA, I just
synch to Outlook and only enter my personal stuff ONCE (on either device).

I spend (waste) a fair amount of time over the course of a week manually
"syncing" my Outlook calendar with my day planner or vice versa. I'm almost
obsessive about being organized and on time for meetings, and I feel much
more in control of my life when I know that whichever planner I'm looking at
is accurate. :)

I've been eyeing the Handspring Visor or Visor Deluxe (cheaper than the Palm
series, which is the main reason I'm even looking at them). Does anybody
out there have one model or the other of the Visors? Does it have an
features (besides the calendar/planner) that you find especially useful as a
technical communicator? Does it make you seem more "techie" to the SMEs
you're working with? Also, I'm assuming that since the Visor and the Palm
series both use the Palm OS that the same core applications are available on
both products.

Sorry if this is too far off topic...

Megan E. Rock
Technical Writer
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megan -dot- rock -at- fanucrobotics -dot- com

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