Why I Hate Palmtops (was: Re: SGML, XML and SML)

Don Park donpark at docuverse.com
Tue Nov 23 23:46:30 GMT 1999

>See, all that just misses my point entirely.  I don't care 
>what the writing surface feels like.  
>I don't care about handwriting recognition - in fact, my Casio 
>doesn't include it at all.  
>My concern is that I can't write a coherent article when I 
>can't even glance up to see 
>what I wrote last paragraph - and that's purely a function of 
>the limited visual area.  The 
>only thing that will help that is to make the screen bigger - 
>and that clamshell trick is 
>probably about the only practical way to do that to any large 
>degree.  (Not to mention 
>that it automatically provides screen protection and covers 
>the buttons!)


This is a misuse of Palmtops.  They are designed for writing
small notes and not for writing complete articles.  Some
people are using it to even write programs but that is
misuse as well. 

Again, I reiterate my position: slightly larger screen size
+ higher screen resolution + ClearType will increase readability
tremendously.  I guarantee that people will get a shock come
next X-mas.

BTW, I think we are off-topic for this list.

Don Park    -   mailto:donpark at docuverse.com
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