April 5, 2002

I never had a use for a PDA, I tried using a Palm and a Newton but I can just remember better than toting a Palm around. I’m not good with organizers, but I’m pretty good with leaving notes on my desk. One of the main reasons for getting the Newton was to be my memory backup. At the time, I was having a problem with hypoglycemia. My meds were doing too good of a job. That causes some memory loss.

I’ve been looking for a good way to keep track of everything. Post-It notes clutter up desks and look funny when you take them everywhere. Paper organizers are good, you can take it with you, and you don’t have to have a computer But, they’re big and bulky and unless you make a xerox of it, you don’t have a backup if it’s lost. PDAs are good because they’re small, portable, and you can make a backup effortlewssly. But they’re expensive and cumbersome. I’m looking at a Palm m100, it’s being discontinued and I can get one cheaper. It handles what I need it to, it’s small, and works on PCs and Macs. But I don’t know If I want to make that jump. I had a Palm III before and did like it, but it wound up sitting and not being used. I’m a lot busier now and have more of a need for jotting notes and taking those notes with me.