looking at buying a pocket PC / PDA
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Fri Nov 3 21:03:35 CDT 2017
> But I didn't say *professional* writers still use M100s. I said "some
> writers", and I think the folks who self-publish stories on the
> Internet, enter writing contests, contribute to the various on-line
> magazines etc. or just write for pleasure and entertainment of friends
> and family are every bit as much 'writers' as your elite group of 'real
> writers', and some of them do indeed prefer the M100 and its cousins to
> their modern laptops and desktops for its unique features.
Oh geez. Nobody said anything about "elite" just because it's my career.
I'd be shocked if 1 in 10,000 writers today every HEARD of the Model
100, let alone use it. But if what you really mean is that you hang out
with a bunch of old cranks, one or two of which call themselves writers
and still use a Model 100, then I guess that's true. :)
> As Bill Loguidice observed in a thread elsewhere about your opinionated
> post, "...there really is no true modern equivalent to what the M100
> series can do", especially when equipped with modern multi-MB RAM and
> storage expansions, USB, WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity options,
> multiple tools and programs instantly accessible from ROM etc., etc.
Bill L. is a good friend of mine and I'd happily debate him on this. The
answer is: Chromebook. Turn it on, boots just about instantly, runs on
all day on a single charge, has an awesome offline text editor
available, light as a feather, and starts around $200. I love mine.
> A little before your time of course...
?? I'm in my 40s.
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