Originally Posted by OldSkoolVWLover
I was actually digging through my (as my wife calls it) "drawer that time forgot" and came across my old palm (sony) Clié PEG-t415. A christmas gift from 2001...
Pulled it out, hit the on button and low and behold the screen flickered to life in all it's green tinted glory, still displaying a book I had side-loaded and was reading back in, late 2003.
It's been sitting in that drawer for almost a decade without use and it still had battery-life, waiting faithfully for me to dust it off again. Graffiti, a bunch of old palmOS apps, e-book reading, an infra-red universal remote built in, memory stick filled with god-knows-what, 8mb of ram, roughly the size of a current-gen iphone. Damn if that thing wasn't the future in my pocket.
Turned it off. Back into the drawer it went. Another forgotten (and basically useless) technological wonder.
The advancement of handheld computing power in the past 10 years is nothing short of unbelievable.
Anyway - I'd say if you're not using your old pre2, sell it to someone who could. We're pretty quickly approaching total obsolescence of the device, so it's either get it out into the world now so someone can get a good year or two of use out of it, or let it rot in a drawer never to be touched again. You'll tell yourself you'll get around to checking out open webOS down the road, that there's still a good reason to keep it, but the march of technology will prove you wrong.