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The Globe and Mail on the Hipster PDA

The Globe and Mail: The hipster PDA

Tralee Pearce did a nice piece on the Hipster PDA and adopting analog tech in today’s Globe and Mail.

”So that means unless your Palm is integrated into your phone or your MP3 player you’re gonna need a Chewbacca bandolier to keep all your stuff on,” he says, betraying his nerdiness with a Star Wars reference. “Do you really need a sack with three pieces of equipment in it every time you go to a bar? There’s something a little tragic about it.”

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Merlin, congrats on the well-deserved...

Merlin, congrats on the well-deserved press! I'm another convert, thanks to your site. I have a huge array of PDAs because I used to work on them. (Anyone remember General Magic?) I've got a dozen or so Magic Cap, Palm, and Newton gizmos in my basement. Even when I lived and breathed PDA development, though, I never used them consistently. Pen and paper is always the path of least resistance, and I always fall back to it.

The great thing about 3x5 cards over notebooks is that you can quickly re-sort them to always keep what you need easily at hand. I'd sometimes lose to-dos in my notebook because my current writing was several pages ahead, but that problem goes away with cards.




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