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Tungsten E: my new Palm OS PDA

Friday, December 17, 2004

A few days ago I bought a palmOne Tungsten E Palm OS PDA. I like the device, which does no annoying buzzing noises. The color screen looks really nice, and the increased resolution contributes to image quality. I only wish my eyesight was as good as the last time I used similar devices.

I have caught up with Palm OS devices after virtually stopping using them for a long time. Before the Tungsten E, I owned a Palm III and a TRGpro. But during the past couple of years or so, I stopped using them for personal and technical reasons.

Around 1999, I bought the Palm III mostly to use the LispMe Scheme system by Fred Bayer. Hallvard Tratteberg, who helps develop LispMe, is a Lisper who was active on the CLIM mailing list. This is a small world.

Of course, for editing Scheme code I used a powerful Palm OS text editor with the kitchen sink philosopy closest to that of Emacs: pedit, written by my friend Paul Nevai of PaulComputing. And yes, pedit even has a Teco-like scripting language, with which I wrote a sort of poor man's Lisp mode.

In 2000 I created the Peditors Forum, a mailing list for discussing pedit and other PaulComputing products. The list currently has over 1200 subscribers.

The Peditors Forum was a very rewarding experience, from many points of view. Suffice it to say that the TRGpro I mentioned above was a gift by a group of pedit users.

Hopefully, now I have more time to play with my new Tungsten E.

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