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.
Thread beginning with comment 520958
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
And Another Thing
by HappyGod on Wed 6th Jun 2012 01:50 UTC
HappyGod
Member since:
2005-10-19

I was/am also a huge fan of Graffiti. It was definitely the best form of text input for small screens. Once you got used to it, you could spit out text very quickly.

Palm eventually dropped graffiti, but MS kept including it in PocketPC, right up to the present day actually (not in WP7 obviously)! Weird.

Reply Score: 4

RE: And Another Thing
by Pro-Competition on Wed 6th Jun 2012 03:55 in reply to "And Another Thing"
Pro-Competition Member since:
2007-08-20

Same here. I wouldn't mind having access to Graffiti on one of the new smartphones/tablets that support a stylus.

Reply Parent Score: 2

jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

think it was patents specifically that forced Palm to intentionally make input more cumbersome than Graffiti. Some parasite had a "alphabet of letters each drawn in one stroke or so" kind of patent and Palm/Palm's Users got screwed over it.

I've yet to find a stylus input method as fast and accurate as graffiti. Never let user benefit and technological evolution get in the way of profiteering though I huh.

Reply Parent Score: 4

RE: And Another Thing
by fretinator on Wed 6th Jun 2012 15:25 in reply to "And Another Thing"
fretinator Member since:
2005-07-06

I use Graffiti on my HTC Android phone - it still rocks for me. It is a free install from the Market.

Edited 2012-06-06 15:25 UTC

Reply Parent Score: 2