"Last week my old Clié ran out of battery power, resulting in a blank Clié. I didn’t loose any data, as I’d been syncing regularly. However, it became a bit of a hassle restoring the PDA this weekend, because one of my restored preferences seemed to hang the Clié at startup. I wiped out the Saved Preferences file, solved the hang and then spent time finding and re-entering many of my software serial numbers.
I like my Clié, yet it suffers from one problem — the need for constant care and feeding. In this case, keeping the battery charged and after failing this requirement, steps necessary to bring it back from the dead….
…Taking the time to separate myself from tech solutions and getting back to a more tactile approach — maybe this is something to consider. Already I’m very analog with my logo, icon and web design sketches, why not try it for scheduling my personal life?
Then I wonder, what would life on paper look like? I tried paper for a few weeks, after losing the Zire 72. I truly enjoyed using paper. I appreciated seeing an entire week at a glance. I found myself writing thoughts in the Moleskine, something I’d never have bothered doing on the Palm.
I’m very close to trying a paper Moleskine Weekly planner for 6 months to see how I like it. While the flexible cover of the new 18 Month Moleskine is attractive, the week on a page seems too cramped. I much prefer 1 week across 2 pages, like the traditional Weekly Pocket planner has. Since 2006 Weekly planners…"
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