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    Re: Non-traditional Sight Reduction
    From: Robert Eno
    Date: 2002 Dec 14, 02:26 -0500

    Hello Jared,
    Ok, you got my attention. Tell me more. Is this the same as a "Palm Pilot"?
    I take it that you can load some kind of program into this?  Do you know of
    a website where I can have  look at one of these?
    Now I am salivating ;-)
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Jared Sherman 
    Sent: Friday, December 13, 2002 10:23 PM
    Subject: Re: Non-traditional Sight Reduction
    > Robert-
    >  I love computers best from a distance, I've spent too much time making
    them work for myself and others.
    > But if you like the Celesticomp computer, you really owe it to yourself to
    look at the Palm. Even the cheapest $100 Palm now has 20? 100? times the
    brains and memory of the Celesticomp. Anything the Celesticomp can do, the
    Palm can do--but it can do a WHOLE lot more. Like give you a free skymap,
    that shows stars and planets according to time and position. And be very
    effective for email if you find a phone line. Or keeping an inventory of all
    the spares on board, and the contact numbers for the makers.
    > All that and it easily will run for a month or two on two AAA cells, which
    can be rechargable or a LiOn battery and a 12V ships power adapter for
    little more.
    > You need to spend a half hour with someone who HAS a Palm, let them show
    you what it can do, and the half hour becomes an afternoon or an evening and
    then you start shopping for one.
    > And unlike "computers", Palms tend to be rock stable. Fits in your pocket,
    won't mess on the rug, waterproof cases and neck straps all readily
    available. 1/3 to 1/5th the price of the Celesticomps, same price if you buy
    a real high end Palm, and boy can any of them make the Celesticomp look like
    a fossil. (A nice fossil, but a fossil.)

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