6.15.2006

ebaynium arrivium

My second-hand Treo arrived two days ago, pretty much as advertised (a little nicked but functional) and I am officially back in PalmWorld.

If I understand things, I am the last big fan of the Palm OS in the entire world. I've been using a loaned iPaq for nine months and while I appreciate the slickness of it, I kept ending up with sixteen windows open. I love the simplicity of the Palm.

My first PDA was a Palm III that was gifted to me on Fathers Day of 2000. A friend from our church owned it and I was enthralled with it. She looked at it, looked at me, and said "Here. It's yours." I was sold immediately.

That Palm organized my world. It got me where I was supposed to go, on time, and once I installed Docs to Go, under budget as well. My favorite Palm memory is when the trailer hitch fell off Steve Sjogren's RV in remote Iowa and I whipped out my Palm to open a spreadsheet containing every truck stop's contact info on I-80. I was an electronic hero.

It's funny, but the first piece of software that I installed on this Treo is something called Big Clock, which is, uh....self explanitory. I was tickled to find it because it's the exact same thing I had on my Palm III six years ago. I guess it's difficult to improve on a...big clock.

7 comments:

Mikie3toes said...

So, what time is it?

Andy said...

Nope, it's not just you. Palm OS is streets better than Windoze mobile. I had an iPaq - did a lot but none of it very well. Now I have Sjogren's old 650 and, well, it just works. Sad news is that (or so I heard, anyway), PalmOne are switching the Treo to Windoze. Whatever next - Macs'll be running XP or something equally ridiculous.......

calebv said...

I am a fan of Palms too, had 3 of them(a Palm V, a m500 and a m100), You can even install a bible on them.
I am getting a pocketpc soon, and how did
you sych it on your mac?

Randy Bohlender said...

I think you can get the new Treo 700 in windows or palm OS.

As for the iPaq sync, using the Mark/Space program "Missing Sync" you can sync just about anything. I just transfered files from my electric razor to my toaster.

sandie brock said...

Randy...I have had a Treo 650 for a year now. The first 10 months of it was hell. I am on my thrid Treo and I have had nothing but problems synching to my Mac. I was found loudly repeating Treo, Treo, smash it on a Tree...OH! Finally someone I know patiently searched every site talking about synch problems and solved mine. I have had two months of blissful peace with my Treo and enjoying it. Thank God for techy friends.

Randy Bohlender said...

Uh, Sandie, you're probably in no mood to hear this, but I had mine syncing ten minutes after it arrived, via iSync with no third party software. And I thought the 600 was the twitchy model.

sandie brock said...

Arrrrrgggggg! I KNEW I was allergic to technology!
No, I can take it, I can take it.