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From: Gregory Alan Bolcer (
Date: Sun Jan 09 2000 - 14:06:11 PST

So I finally break down and buy a PalmVx. I sign up for
AvantGo's free web clipping service and exhibit totally addictive
behavior. The allow you to choose the news channels you want and
it'll download the specially tailored content in really small newsbits.
They have most of my favorite sites. Everytime you hit the hotsync button
on the cradle, it will go through the serial connection to your laptop,
determine if you are online, and then download the 100-300 small web pages
to your palm. You can even look at the properties and tell exactly
how much each channel is sending/keeps resident on your palm. You can
then take it to the other end of the house to make coffee and read the
tech news while you are waiting for the latte to foam. Even neater
is that one channel allows you to put a list of tech stock tickers
and every time you sync you get the latest tech quote delayed by
15 minutes. Not a real time service like, but hey, it's free.
Information that doesn't get real-time updates doesn't need real-time
synchronization. If you were really into real time stock quotes, you'd get
a blackberry anyways.

Anways, I can't believe that I've lasted so long without a Palm. I can sync
all my address book info in my Netscape tools with my Palm. Now to automate
my Nokia to synch with it too.


Greg Bolcer
work: 714.505.4970
cell: 714.928.5476
fax: 603.994.0516

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