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
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 ;-)
> > 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 Bugnion, GalaSoft
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