[FoRK] Form factor implies application;a
new class of semi-mobile devices emerges?
strata at virtual.net
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Mon Jul 16 10:39:09 PDT 2007
I purchased one of the webpads mentioned in the article URL'd above, the one
with the handle on top and pull-out keyboard. It has a Cisco part and marque
number, by which I guess that Cisco acquired Whipsaw, the original maker. The
form factor is quite distinctive!
The guy I bought it from, for $15 or so, had a couple more; he'd gotten them in
trade from some other swap-meet dealer. I wish I'd gotten two. Mine boots,
and talks somewhat to my linksys wireless router, but wants some kind of proxy
host as an intermediary to deal with doing web lookups. I haven't fiddled much
My vision for its use is precisely the kind of 'reference notebook' that Jeff is
describing. So yeah, the form factor is very important, imho.
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