Why I Hate Palmtops (was: Re: SGML, XML and SML)
jmcdonou at library.berkeley.edu
Tue Nov 23 18:29:08 GMT 1999
At 11:00 AM 11/23/99 -0500, rev-bob at gotc.com wrote:
>Now, if you want something which would catch my eye, steal a clue from about
>years ago and rev it into overdrive. See, back in the early 1980s, Nintendo
>with some handheld games that were built around about the same form factor as
>modern palmtop. (Yes, these were arguably the grandparents of the Gameboy.)
>particularly memorable experiment was a clamshell design - you opened the
>hinge, revealing two screens with the controls arranged around the bottom
>imagine a palmtop with this basic layout. Open it up like a micro-laptop,
make the "top"
>screen display-only (less expensive!) and save the touch-sensitive tech for
>screen. In data browsing mode, you could use both screens together to make a
>style interface, or maybe even display two different documents - one on each
>anybody following me on this?
Actually, they're way ahead of you on this. Well, not *way* ahead, because
it's a little
larger than you might like, but have a look at http://www.everybook.net/
it isn't close to what you have in mind. Certainly they have grasped your
a two screen, clamshellf reading device.
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