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RE: [vox] question for PDA users



Does the Zaurus have an input (either IR or plug-in) for any of the external
fold-up keyboards? I know Palm units have a plug-in keyboard that holds the
PDA up in monitor position ... a couple others keyboards used IR to
send/receive info, but they looked awfully cheap & prone to breaking.

My *sustained* typing speed on regular keyboards is in the 70-80 range -
more if I'm in a hurry (yay 15+ years in clerical environments) and my head
would probably explode if I tried to force graffiti into it.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: vox-admin@lists.lugod.org [mailto:vox-admin@lists.lugod.org]On
> Behalf Of Mark K. Kim
> Sent: Wednesday, October 01, 2003 11:35 AM
> To: Linux User Group of Davis
> Subject: Re: [vox] question for PDA users
>
>
> I don't like either.  Keys are too small on my keyboarded PDA (Zaurus)
> and the system wobbles as you type, and graffiti isn't always accurate and
> it takes time to remember the sequence.  I ended up getting rid of both of
> my PDAs, not necessarily because I didn't like the way to input data, but
> because I found that I don't use them much (but perhaps if it were easier
> to input data I'd still use them...)
>
> I've seen Bill write pretty fast on graffiti.  I never got to that point.
> If I ever got to that point maybe I'd sing a different tune.
>
> Anyway, I type up to 80WPM on a normal keyboard (if I'm in a lightening
> hurry) so I get quite impatient with machines that don't respond as
> quickly, whether it be a PDA or a cell phone.
>
> -Mark
>
>
> On Wed, 1 Oct 2003 p@dirac.org wrote:
>
> > hi all,
> >
> > a friend recently told me that he went from a graffiti based PDA to a
> > mini keyboard based PDA (basically he went from palm to a treo).
> >
> > he said he liked the keyboard much better: the keyboard is faster and
> > more convenient than graffiti.
> >
> > i'm _only_ interested in hearing from people who have used both keyboard
> > and graffiti based PDA's:  which input method do you think is faster and
> > more convenient?
> >
> > i'm predisposed to disregard my friend's claims; can't imagine anything
> > better than graffiti.  but then again, i said the same thing about RPN
> > calculators once upon a time.  and i'd never go back to a non-RPN
> > calculator.  so i'd like to hear a few peoples' experiences...
> >
> > pete
> >
> >
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