RE: Creative Uses for Palm Devices?

Subject: RE: Creative Uses for Palm Devices?
From: Sanjay Srikonda <sanjay -dot- srikonda -at- kiodex -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2001 08:27:51 -0500

Leave it to andrew to buy a palm and not use it. Me, I bought a Cassiopeia
E-125 from Casio and have never once NOT gone to a meeting without it. I
come in in the mornings, sychronize my meetings for the day, download my
email (the fact that the thing has 32Mb of RAM and a 1Gig Microdrive in a
Flash II type card, doesn't hurt matters either), and even found a program
called NoteTaker which helps me take notes on it at meetings.

Oh, and I also use it to navigate the Subways in NYC, found a really cool
Flash application that has the NYC Subways on it.

I was one of those, "don't need it, don't want it" kind of guys, but boy,
now that I have one, it's become invaluable.


-----Original Message-----
From: Bruce Byfield [mailto:bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com]
Sent: Thursday, March 15, 2001 12:15 AM
Cc: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
Subject: Re: Creative Uses for Palm Devices?

Andrew Plato wrote:

> You're not going to believe this - but I actually got a Palm for the sole
> reason that it impressed people when I went out on sales meetings. They
see I
> have a Palm and they think I am appropriately wired so they're more
> dropping a quadzillion dollars on the security solution I am pitching to
> In reality, the whole thing is blank and 1/2 the time the batteries are

I avoided PIDs for a long time because I viewed them as just another
yuppie toy. My reasoning was that, if I couldn't get organized on my
own, dropping a few hundred dollars on the latest trend wouldn't

However, as my work grew more complicated, I found myself spending
an increasing amount of time leafing through my daytimer and my
notebook for the right note or the right phone number. I kept trying
to reorganize, but that took increasing time, and often resulted in
the accidental loss of information.

A month ago, I caved in. To my surprise, I really did get more
organized. I still don't religiously record every appointment.
However, I do have alarms for due dates for advertising artwork and
production schedules. Even more importantly, I can find phone
numbers and keep notes where I have a chance of finding them. Of
course, I could also keep notes on my computer, but, I find it
easier to switch to another device than to another window; I use a
portable keyboard, so inputting a note only requires swivelling in
my chair.


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