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In love with the obsolete Palm Pilot



What can I say? I like to write -- sometimes I love to write -- and sometimes I have to write. Other times, I want to write, but I can't write -- because of lack of writing implements. So I use old technology -- pen, any paper I can find . (Be aware this is when I'm away from my laptop -- always the easiest alternative.) 

I'm sure you agree that ideas are like butterflies and escape if you don't capture them at the moment they visit. Unfortunately, my butterflies, once penned, are maniacal dragons with no semblance to the lovely idea-monarchs I'd frantically scribbled. Two days later, no, two minutes later, my handwriting has turned Hieroglyph and I can barely understand what letters I wrote --much less what language.

No one diagnosed me cause I'm too old, but I'm pretty sure I have a form of dysgraphia. I cannot cursive to save my life (seriously, if I had only two minutes to write down why I should not be put to death and they were judging on how lovely my hand-written letter looked -- well, I'm dead.)

So, maybe I'm a visual-spatial learner and it all goes back to being born with the cord wrapped around my neck. Twice. I was blue. I guess there was some oxygen deprivation (I've always made jokes about this) and just now I was searching 'poor handwriting' and found this (page 4).

My point? My Lifedrive died a sudden death and now ai have no portable writing tool. I went crazy calling local computer stores to replace it with another handheld and discovered that none of the young things knew what a PDA, Palm pilot or Handheld is. I suddenly felt like I was in the Twilight Zone (not the first time.)
 
I discovered this enlightened soulmate wishlist for THE PERFECT PDA FOR WRITERS. I didn't realize till the end that is was just a wishlist -- written in 2002 -- yet to be fulfilled.

I broke down and ordered the T/X directly from Palm.

My Lifedrive, which was a dear companion for both reading and writing lies in pieces since I followed this video
I cried a little.

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