Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 5th Jun 2012 22:09 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless If you're a Palm fan, you might want to look away - or not. Chris Ziegler has written a fantastic article on the short rise and eventual demise of webOS, and with it, Palm. I'm generally not a fan of companies, but I have my exceptions - and Palm is one of them. Correction - Palm was one of them.
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RE[4]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Sun 10th Jun 2012 08:51 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510"
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I guess I could make a museum. Apart from a number of PDA's I also have a HP calculator collection and a large amount of Apple stuff (pens, posters, clothes, etc...).

Old Palms are cool, I just found my Palm Pilot Professional and it still works. I runs on 2 AAA batteries. But my Palm Vx and Palm T|X have a build in battery, so if that goes they're dead.

My Palm Vx needs screen calibration on a very regular basis and it keeps forgetting settings, so I guess it turned demented. The T|X is fine.

So the older Palms probably are a safer bet than the newer ones, if only for the replaceable batteries. Linux should be able to synch them (if you have the cradle, which needs a serial port). I didn't have much success with it, but it's now 10 years later so maybe they finally have could it working.

The only problem with older Palms is that they are stuck on a low operating system level and newer software might (well, probably) not run on them.

I can't reply to your other reply, the story is now too old. So I'll slip it in here:

The Amiga keyboard was fine, but the C128 one was better. Not as good as an IBM keyboard, they are the greatest. The original C64 keyboard seemed it was made for people who couldn't type anyway. The C64C keyboard was a vast improvement.

Buying Ultima V may probably enhanced my satisfaction and view of the game, but it was also rare to get such a game via the illegal games grapevine. Simple and popular games like say Operation Wolf, R-Type or Test Drive were passed down pretty quickly: everybody wanted them. RPG games like Ultima, AD&D or even The Bard's Tale didn't play well without a manual and a specific interest. All the RPG games I owned I bought.

Ultima V came on 4 double sided disks. Other RPGs often also came on multiple disks. Nobody wanted to "waste" so many disks on a game they didn't understand, didn't play and nobody else wanted.

Edited 2012-06-10 08:58 UTC

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