Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th Mar 2013 14:51 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless After a few months of planning, several weeks of work, and possibly a few kilometres of aimless pacing through the living room, I'm happy to present "Palm: I'm ready to wallow now". This massive article (22,000 words) covers countless aspects of Palm, its devices, its operating system, and the company's importance to the mobile industry. I start with a detailed look at the history of handwriting recognition, after which I move on to the four hardware products I believe are crucial in understanding Palm as a company. Of course, I also dive into Palm OS, covering the kernel, its filesystem (or lack thereof), 'multitasking' capabilities, user experience, and much more. Important Palm OS licensees like Sony and Handspring make an appearance, and I cover the failed attempt at modernising the Palm OS: Palm OS 6 Cobalt. Finally, the conclusion ties it all together. For the first time in OSNews' history, you can also buy this article to support OSNews and make more articles like this possible in the future (don't worry - the regular online version is free, as always!). I suggest you grab a coffee, sit back, and enjoy.
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RE[4]: PDF version
by rr7.num7 on Tue 12th Mar 2013 20:57 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: PDF version"
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If you allow ads, you allow yourself to be willfully manipulated.

No, not really. Subliminal messages and brainwashing with ads are in the same category as astrology, energetic bracelets, fairies and most "alternative" therapies. Starting with the fact that one of the pioneers in subliminal advertising manipulated his results, because his experiments didn't really work the way he expected. Today, this ideas are very discredited. Yes, every now and then an article appears, that suggests that this messages may have some influence, but a very limited one. And of course, isolated studies don't mean much.

So, no. At best this is all pseudoscience. If you want to buy into it, be my guess, but pretend it is a fact.

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RE[5]: PDF version
by Wondercool on Wed 13th Mar 2013 07:15 in reply to "RE[4]: PDF version"
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Sure, subliminal ads are highly dubious.For instance they tried to put a frame of a coke bottle into some frames of the movies. Too fast for the rational mind to spot but maybe it would subliminally be picked up.
I think that failed.

But we are not talking about subliminal advertising here, we are talking about 'in your face' advertising. There is no way the mind can ignore what it sees on the page.
That advertising works is clear: Google makes billions out of it and we haven't stopped advertising since 1900.

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