I had Palm (briefly) about a year ago. Loaded it up with books, downloaded via my PC, and took on a trip around New Zealand. The book feature alone saved me a pile of weight, and was almost worth having the thing for just in itself.
But I couldn’t justify it at the time so I took it back with some BS story, got a refund, and bought a Sony digital camera instead.
Ever since then I’ve been regretting it, and seeing the prices here I’m just trying to pick which one to buy. I’ll probably stick with Palm, just 'cos I still have the Palm software on my computer and use it for all my diary, planning, etc.
I love the Sony camera (my second one) and am generally a fan of their stuff. Think I’ll go for the Sony PDA as it uses the Palm OS, and is compatible with my memory cards etc. (Someone told me you have to convert your photo format before you can copy them onto your PDA.)
It’s an expensive toy, and one the human race has survived thousands of years without, but I want one anyway and can justify it to myself. It enables me to work when and where I like, so I can make better use of my time and have more free time to play. (And a coffee shop is a better place to work than an office, right?) It’ll pay for itself if I don’t have to spend so much money in bookshops, and I’ll probably take better care of it than I do all those little scraps of paper that are currently stuck all around my desk.
Give me another week and I’ll let you know what I think of whatever I buy.
PS Anyone need or want to offer e-books? Maybe I should start a new thread?