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Thursday, May 09, 2002

I was in CompUSA tonight, eyeing (and handling) the Sony PEG-NR70, which is the sibling of the PEG-NR70V that I so dear

ly want. First impressions:

  1. It's light. Really light. Once I had some slack from the anti-theft cord that tethered it to the dispay I was suprised at the weight of the the thing.
  2. The display is gorgeous. I especially appreciate the way the virtual graphitti area lights up when you apply a stroke.
  3. Fast. Super fast compared to my trusty Handspring Visor Deluxe.
  4. The jog dial was a little awkward  at first, but it seemed that it would be a slight adaptation to get to the point where it would be second nature (GO THUMB!)

All in all it is a very nice unit, and I look forward to getting my hands on it's sibling (with the built in camera) as soon as I can.


It seems that I am back and have everything up and running once more.

This is a huge relief. Details of the office re-arrange, as well as photos some time in the next week. For now I need to get back into the news groove, and start structuring my time a bit better.

It is very good to be back, and a huge thanks to Lawrence Lee for all his help in getting me to this point. Radio support is fantastic.


Dead Phone Saves Man's Life.

Another save by the cell phone. Also: A sexy wireless network ... a verbal spat between IBM and Microsoft ... landlines becoming obsolete ... and more, in this week's Unwired News. By Elisa Batista. [Wired News]


Radio 8: Multi-Author Weblog Tool
/09#l63a10d78baffb963965f44035bedaac9"> [Scripting News]

Oddly, I was describing just the other week how something similar could be done with the RCS. Very cool stuff. Thanks folks!


IBM brings grid computing to games.

The computer maker is working with a start-up to tap the potential of grid computing to allow gamers to access servers that work together as a virtual supercomputer. [CNET News.com: Personal Technology]

See also:Supercomputing platform built for gaming. The "Butterfly Grid" would spread online game playing across many different servers allowing millions to play together[New Scientist]

> Agatha Christie.
"Curious things, habits. People themselves never knew they had them." [Motivational Quotes of the Day]
Lois McMaster Bujold. "His mother had often said, When you choose an action, you choose the consequences of that action. She had emphasized the corollary of this axiom even more vehemently: when you desired a consequence you had damned well better take the action that would create it."
Frank Lloyd Wright. "The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes."


Estari to Launch Dual-Screen Laptop.

Picture of the Dualscreen 2-VU"Estari Inc., a leader in providing digital document management solution software, will bring to market the patented dual-screen laptop in the fourth quarter of 2002. Estari’s 2-VU™ product line will include an eBook, handheld, laptop and portable desktop models.

The laptop version will have two, full-sized 15” diagonal screens and a Microsoft Windows XP Operating System®, giving Estari’s 2-VU™ all the features of a laptop, paired with a reading experience that is superior to that of a PC or a dedicated electronic reader. The 2-VU™ comes loaded with DocAble Organizer Professional™, a digital document management software package that will organize and manage information in virtually any file format – whether the information is located on a single PC, network servers, the web or any removable media....

Unlike electronic tablets, the 2-VU™ allows users to view two full-page files or documents simultaneously. Users can page through two books at once, or take handwritten notes in a notebook on one screen while paging through a book on the other screen.

The 2-VU™, which is based on technology licensed from the former Everybook EB Journal, is patented in the United States, Canada and Australia." [TwoMobile, via Daypop Top 40]

This is interesting because the Dualscreen 2-VU could become the basis for my idea about circulating local history ebooks/devices within a community (although it doesn't look like it does audio). It's 802.11b and Bluetooth compatible, and it has a USB port for connecting a keyboard. Both screens are touchscreens, it has a DVD drive, and a 20GB hard drive for plenty of storage. According to Estari's web site, the Wall Street Journal has this to say about it: "As the unit can hold a massive 1,000 books on each removable PC-card, you’re in for a lot of reading." More positive media reviews here.

I'd love to get my hands on one of these and test it for myself, but I can't find any pricing or availability info. At the TUG meeting today, Tom was joking that we should start an "ebook device ranch" similar to the Cadillac Ranch in Texas. Only time will tell if the Dualscreen 2-VU will join its ancestors, buried in the sand.

[The Shifted Librarian]

I called them, and am waiting to hear back from their rep as to availability and pricing. Details to follow.

It's good to be back in the game.

> And that I have found the solution...

> That this is working...


Here's hoping...

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