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Re: Palm Lifedrive (buy something else!!)


Let's "put this to bed".

I STILL maintain my original post.
I stand by what I said/stated/keyed.
It WAS, and still is intended as a "warning" to others.
Had I have seen a post (apparently aggressive!) like mine BEFORE buying the
LD, then it would have made me think more intently, and THEN perhaps done
some research.

Thanks once again for your opinions, and feedback/constructive comments.

Thanks too to Roy, for his comments, information and empathy offered (I'll
send th cheque later Roy  ;-)  )  <That bit's a JOKE Laurent, I'm only

Have a good weekend guys (That's Saturday and Sunday, Laurent, but you may
of course extend this, if you take an extra day as holiday!)



"Laurent Bugnion" <lbugnion@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> Hi Roy,
> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
> > I know this text is not directed at myself, but to me, the issue is not
> > essential upgrades, but the inability to study and comprehend the
> > need. Slow interaction and startups are a killer. I find it hard enough
> > (pardon my language) going for a wee without the ability to write what's
> > my mind in the interim. That's why a PDA is usually in my pocket, even
> > the gym. The LD completely ignores it. It's big, it's sluggish.
> Actually, the text was also directed to you, I mean it in a nice way,
> just that I know that you're clever enough to read posts and get what I
> mean ;-)
> About the LD's size, I got to disagree again with you (that becomes a
> habit ;-) but I love it the way it is. I love the weight of it in my
> pocket or in my hand. It has such a solid feeling to it! of course, my
> previous PDA also had a metal case and was relatively big (NR70V), so I
> am used to it. I prefer this one to the lighter models. And I also
> always have it with me, usually in my pants back pocket (the sturdiness
> of it makes it no problem). I went to ski last week with it in my
> jacket. In summer, I use a pouch for all my stuff, and the LD fits right
> My point here is *only* to underline that the market is not easy, and
> that there are many different tastes. The weight and size is not a
> decisive point for me when I buy a PDA, but I would rather go for a
> bigger, heavier model if it feels as solid as the LD.
> >>>Now my reaction was motivated by your bad preparation as a client, and
> >>>also by your bad reaction after the purchase. The LifeDrive has been
> >>>long enough that all flaws you mention are known by users A. They have
> >>>been reported over and over, and they are all over the internet. You,
> >>>however, decided to buy one anyway. I guess you didn't inform yourself
> >>>prior hand, am I right? Or else you wouldn't have reacted so
> >>>aggressively. Now, when you buy a device costing more than XXX U$ (XXX
> >>>being a limit depending on your income, your personal preference,
> >>>etc...), it is really not reasonable to buy it without doing a little
> >>>prior reading (aka homework). It is even less reasonable to believe
> >>>the vendor will tell you. These are basic facts governing the gadget
> >>>lover's life ;-)
> >
> > Good point. To refute just a slight bit if I may: the Palm Web site will
> > say a word about speed. This still requires a live demonstration or
> > rant-of-mouth (sic).
> Palm's website is just an extension of the vendor (I believe the right
> word is actually salesman, sorry) mentioned above. The websites I meant
> are the independant one (1src, Palm 24/7, Gadgeteer, etc...). Sorry I
> didn't make this clear.
> >>>And then, after you noticed that your device has, indeed, the flaws
> >>>you have been warned against (if you did your homework, that is), the
> >>>next reasonable step is to do more homeworks, and to read all over the
> >>>internet how to solve these flaws. You instead chose to post to a
> >>>newsgroup, probably to release your frustration (which had no reason to
> >>>be there in the first place, since you knew about the flaws before
> >>>buying (if you did your homework, that is).
> >
> >
> >
> > By posting to this group, Kevin warmed others. perhaps a subject line
> > "LifeDrive is painfully slow" would have been less generalised and not
> > to presumptions.
> Kevin's *first* post was overly aggressive and clearly a reaction f
> frustration. At least I took it this way, thus my reaction. His follow
> ups were surprisingly moderate and nice, and this clearly helped calming
> the tone of this thread. I appreciate that a lot.
> BTW, I doubt that many readers are "warmed" by Kevin's post ;-)
> (couldn't resist, sorry ;-)
> <snip>
> > This relates to another route down this thread. I love playing with
> > but I used to do it far more when I was younger. I am now a dog that is
> > stubborn enough to refuse to learn new tricks.
> Unfortunately (or fortunately, because it is what makes the job so
> interesting), when you're into technology, professionally or as a hobby,
> you have to learn new tricks daily. If you don't, then the logical
> consequence is to keep working with proven, older, and also (to me) less
> exciting technologies. It's really OK, but the buying the newest devices
> is probaby not the best idea.
> <rest of reply to Kevin snipped>
> Friendly greetings,
> Laurent
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