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    A rather interesting article on the Brighthand site by the founder/main author, Steven G. Bush, regarding a display of anti-Palm fanaticism at a Pocket PC Summit in Philadelphia.

    An analyst of Gartner Dataquest who was analyzing the PocketPC market was lambasted on-stage by one of the event's organizers, for commenting that Palm was in a "favorable place" in the market. See the article for details.

    I tend to credit the source (Bush); while I disagree with him here and there on subjective what-do-you-want-in-a-PDA concepts, he aims for a balanced view on PDAs -- and certainly no one could call him a Palm apologist. Brighthand tends to get more PocketPC than Palm discussions in my experience.

    Finding fanaticism in, of all things, PDA choices is just, well... weird. Particularly on such a high level (i.e., event organizers.) I'd be just as bothered if the advantages of PocketPCs were trashed at a PalmSource event.

    Guess it just makes me appreciate the generally open minds folks have here at VC. Compare the general level of Palm-vs-PocketPC brick-tossing in the comments over at PalmInfoCenter (or Sony-Vs-Palm) to Dave Kessler's recent disspelling of several PocketPC misconceptions in this forum. Folks here seems to want facts and informed opinion over flame wars. The "Oooh, look at that!" enthusiasm is not limited to Palm OS PDAs.

    Maybe VC's motto should be "Geeks Looking Forward Into The Future" (with appropriate 1930's style revolutionary artwork).
    Jeff Meyer

    "And he died like he lived: with his mouth wide open."
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    We live in a strange world... I am happy that the VC/TC reader are well behaved.

    Palm vs PPC
    Handspring vs Sony
    MS vs Mac
    MS vs Linux
    MS vs world
    Miradu vs Spellchecker

    These are all discussions that can get ugly real quick...
    But luckily there are still people out there that can see the relevance of the discusion and behave politely even if they disagree with each other...

    I hereby would like to thank all the VC/TC reader for acting in this nice way!
    We show the world online fora can be friendly..
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    Visor owners (and former Visor owners) have an unfair advantage. If we were "sheep" (zealots are generally just loud sheep) instead of a bunch of rational "free-thinkers" we probably would not have broken away from the herd to pick the Visor in the first place
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    Originally posted by dkessler
    Visor owners (and former Visor owners) have an unfair advantage. If we were "sheep" (zealots are generally just loud sheep) instead of a bunch of rational "free-thinkers" we probably would not have broken away from the herd to pick the Visor in the first place
    And you can see the journey (or evolution ) continue, as the Visor users go on to buy Clies or Zauruses (is that the plural of Zaurus?).

    [I am not free of predjudice, though, or I would have added PocketPC to the list above.]
    Jeff Meyer

    "And he died like he lived: with his mouth wide open."
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    Originally posted by bookrats


    And you can see the journey (or evolution ) continue, as the Visor users go on to buy Clies or Zauruses (is that the plural of Zaurus?).

    [I am not free of predjudice, though, or I would have added PocketPC to the list above.]
    it's "zauri"
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    Originally posted by bookrats


    And you can see the journey (or evolution ) continue, as the Visor users go on to buy Clies or Zauruses (is that the plural of Zaurus?).

    [I am not free of predjudice, though, or I would have added PocketPC to the list above.]
    You forgot Psion/Mako's too
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    Originally posted by ToolkiT

    You forgot Psion/Mako's too
    I have a soft spot in my heart for Psion's -- sort of the same emotion I have for the Apple II computer. It was cool for what it did, not how it did it or how it looked.
    Jeff Meyer

    "And he died like he lived: with his mouth wide open."
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    My Zaurus has been serving me nicely except the paint comes off too easily. I'm debating whether or not to find some paint and turn it black unless I can find more of the grey stuff...

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