Tag Archives: PDA

The Digital Writing Podcast

By | April 11, 2006

Recently I wrote (WSJ.com; subscription only I’m afraid) and spoke (BBC World Service; podcast here) about digital writing — the still peripheral business of using a pen to write on paper, and then have that work digitally transferred to a computer, PDA or cellphone. (And then, optionally, have any writing converted to text your computer can use.) It’s… Read More »

Wikipedia Via Wi-Fi

By | August 10, 2005

I enjoyed reading this piece, somewhat belatedly, from Oliver Starr’s Mobile Weblog, where he describes a future where Wikipedia is no longer confined to the webpage but could be all around us: Location Using your phone, as if it was a PC mouse, you uncover snippets of information from the world around you. You click on an old… Read More »

The Fate Of The Home Productivity Suite

By | June 7, 2005

I was asked by a PR firm on behalf of Corel to give my thoughts about office productiviy suites used in the home. I don’t always do that sort of thing, but I thought why not turn it into a blog posting, thereby avoiding any danger of being perceived as aiding and abetting a company I write about… Read More »

Canada Gets The Hipster PDA

By | April 16, 2005

Nice piece by Tralee Pearce in The Globe and Mail on ‘The hipster PDA’ : On BlackBerry-addicted Parliament Hill, NDP press secretary Ian Capstick turns heads with his newest organizational gadget: a stack of 3 x 5 index cards held together by a black bull clip. The hipster PDA, of course, is Merlin Mann’s idea, and the piece quotes… Read More »

Logitech’s Bluetooth pen

By | March 9, 2005

Logitech are about to bring out their io2 pen for Bluetooth: This summer, Logitech will launch a Bluetooth-enabled version of the io2 Digital Pen, designed to address the current data entry shortcomings of mobile data capture devices. Logitech’s Bluetooth digital pen, when used in combination with a Bluetooth wireless handheld device, will help an organization’s mobile workforce more… Read More »