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Old 12-04-08, 09:41 PM   #1
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enough with the how cool is that--I need

Ok so given the recent trend towards threads about stuff--
all of which are enjoyable, I started wondering if I need some sort of
organizer/pda thing. I literally move stuff around my desk with a
pitchfork. I have a long running list of to do items on a pad of paper,
with postits for super high importance items. I can't keep track of all
the notes, random facts, documents, things I'm supposed to get/ask
agencies for/send/ftp/forward etc. I live in a slurry of facts and information
and I am drowning. So given UAs thread about his Ipod touch I was wondering
if it could be a PDA. Conclusion--not sufficient for my needs bc I want to be
able to take notes fast with handwriting recognition--and make big lists that
I can update/erase stuff on--electronically. I don't really need the phone
function of a Palm/Treo/B-berry. I have a phone, locked into a contract.
I don't need a music player etc.

Why, why can't the computing gods create a:

1-simple
2-ruggedized
3-pda that actually does just what you really need:

a-sync with outlook
b-keep running editable to-do lists
4-have a function for searching notes and lists by key word

I don't care if it is in color. I want rugged, reliable, good handwriting recognition.
I don't care if it is mil-spec black or whatever. It doesn't have to be pretty. I don't
pull it out and put it on the table like every miserable trying to prove they are important
enough to have a smart phone middle manager or project assistant d-bag. I want it to organize
shiz, ya herd?

Ruggedized means you can drop it from chest height onto concrete and its pretty little
casing wont be scratched, it won't even burb. You can maybe get it wet even.

Instead the fancy pants pda/music player/phone/gps/restaurant finder/dog walker pda
things blacken the skies like arrows at Thermopylae.
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Old 12-04-08, 09:48 PM   #2
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I don't care if it is in color. I want rugged, reliable, good handwriting recognition.
I don't care if it is mil-spec black or whatever. It doesn't have to be pretty. I don't
pull it out and put it on the table like every miserable trying to prove they are important
enough to have a smart phone middle manager or project assistant d-bag. I want it to organize
shiz, ya herd?
Unfortunately, the "march of progress" in technology these days isn't about making things simpler, more reliable, durable and better, it's about making them shinier, giving them a list of "features" longer than the competition, and building in lots of planned obsolescence. Meh.
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Old 12-04-08, 09:50 PM   #3
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I sort of knew that but it feels good to get it off my chest.
I sort of guessed you might also be the one who would point it out.
If Surly made a PDA I bet we both would buy it. It would be dorky
but it could kill an I-phone.
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There's no demand for that kinda of stuff. Try looking for a reliable cellphone that only does phone calls, caller ID, excellent reception, and rugged enough for the outback, no such thing on the market.
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Because that would make too much sense.
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Have you tried toothpaste lately?
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Goodness, my palm III from 1998 does all those things.

So well, in fact, that it is commonly known in my office as 'Johnson'. This is because it does all my thinking for me.

Plus, I can lean over to a co-worker and say "my johnson is bigger than yours".
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And how does she react to that?
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Plus, I can lean over to a co-worker and say "my johnson is bigger than yours".
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I would like a cell phone that fits in my pocket, rings like a phone not a jam box, has buttons that my meaty fingers can punch, and stores phone numbers easily. Is that too much to ask.
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And how does she react to that?
Only one proposal for marriage so far.
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Oh, so you were his type, huh?
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I would like a cell phone that fits in my pocket, rings like a phone not a jam box, has buttons that my meaty fingers can punch, stores phone numbers easily, and is encrusted with rhinestones. Is that too much to ask.
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duh, I mean that is totally like my fav movie and all.

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My PDA has always been faithful to me
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