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Do you have a PDA addiction?
Posted on 2-Oct-2003 08:06 | Tags Filed under: News


Do you have a PDA addiction?
An article on a recent Synchrologic newletter shows how using a PDA 100% of the time can disturb someone's life .

"The Arlington Heights man - yes, J's his full name - is hooked on his Palm Tungsten T2. And proud of it.

"I could probably do without it," Buell says. "But it would be kind of like living without your car, fire or indoor plumbing."

A little extreme, perhaps. But if you've ever heard the beeping of a co-worker's Palm or watched a fellow commuter try to beam a message to his wife, you know Buell isn't the only one hooked on his PDA, or personal digital assistant.

For the uninitiated, handheld electronic organizers have been around since the mid-1980s. Early models were little more than glorified electronic address books. The Palm Pilot, however, debuted a decade later, and the market has been growing ever since.

Today's Palms - and their various competitors - can beam business cards, edit photos, hold electronic novels, offer weather reports, even access the Internet and send e-mail.

Some models now package a PDA together with a cell phone - a true tech lover's dream.

"I can't go anywhere without it," confesses Joel Evans, a wireless consultant from Rhode Island and the "Chief Geek" at Geek.com.

"It has been so bad in the past that my wife had demanded that I go 'technology free.' She will literally say, 'No technology in bed!' If that's not hooked I don't know what is."


More information: http://www.synchrologic.com/2003/09/16/DLHD/0...




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