[clug] Modern palmtop

Ben Nizette bn at niasdigital.com
Sat Feb 13 23:54:55 MST 2010

On 14/02/2010, at 3:59 PM, Andrew Janke wrote:

> On Sun, Feb 14, 2010 at 13:59, steve jenkin <sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au> wrote:
>> They also reviewed "hand-wound" cell phone chargers.
>> My take: don't bother... "Fingers got sore after 2 minutes" [into a dead
>> battery]
> And on this note if _all_ you really want to do is type up notes,
> perhaps consider a smartphone. Much less power required and with an
> external bluetooth keyboard than can be quite handy to type up simple
> stuff. Solar phone chargers are certainly available.
> I have used the internal quickoffice thing in my Nokia E71 like this
> quite successfully.  And used Putty connected via SSH to the work
> machine running vi! :)
> Granted the small screen on the E71 is not crash hot for this sort of
> thing but there are other devics with much larger screens about that
> might do the trick.

Yeah I guess the smartphone killed the palmtop and could probably be used to replace it in this instance.  Certainly the bluetooth keyboard sounds like a good plan, thanks!


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