I’m a musician & PDA user. I make my living in music & depend on PDA’s for all aspects of my business. I’ve used handheld devices for over 10 years now, starting with a lowly Casio BOSS. I used the BOSS to keep my schedule & contacts at the time. I probably went through three BOSSes. Meanwhile, I also picked up a Poqet PC for word processing & basic accounting. The Poqet ran Word Perfect, which worked great for me then. Eventually, I switched to a Sharp PC 1000. The Sharp PC 1000 took over my contacts, calendar, & basic accounting, & I also began to compile all the lyrics I needed for performing. I was tempted to switch to the Atari Portfolio or an HP 95, but the Sharp’s large screen & keyboard (roughly the size of an LG Phenom or Toshiba Libretto) were just perfect for what I needed. Everything ran in DOS, & I knew all the DOS commands well from my days at Tandy in the 80’s… More at tommunch.com.
Kirk reminded me of the above article yesterday and it works as an eye-opener for those of you who did not use PDAs and a wonderful reminder for those of us who did. The detail Tom includes is quite remarkable.
And he can write great music and sing perfectly as well. I would hate him if he wasn’t such a nice guy;)