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Question: PDA and writing "offline"

May 17th, 2008 (11:18 am)

I just began to wonder this morning... and decided to ask the clever people on my flist, since you might have an idea about what I want.

When I'm not in front of my computer, I plan and write on paper. Some stories (usually the short ones though) have been written on paper, and later re-written on my comp. Anyone who does that knows how much it can piss a person off, not to mention my fingers really don't agree with long hours of pen-writing anymore :S

Anyway... Is there a device in this world of technology that could help me out? I was browsing the web and found PDA's, but they are made for a lot of things other than just word processing, and they don't have a keyboard, which would be easier for typing up a lot of text.

Now, if there is a small and nice device like that somewhere (it doesn't have to have internet access, of course, it could be solely made for word processing...). Is there such a thing existing? :S

If so, leave me a note ^^ (I thought that asking you first might be smarter than go out there and try to explain it to the sales people :D


Posted by: mlady_rebecca (mlady_rebecca)
Posted at: May 17th, 2008 05:18 pm (UTC)
jared -- pensive -- stephn33

Are you looking for something the size of a PDA, except it has a keyboard? My first thought would be something like a Blackberry. Although that's a type-with-your-thumbs keyboard, not a regular keyboard.

Are you looking for something more portable than a laptop? Is this something to move into another room, or carry with you out and about?

I have a PDA, but it's not really good to write with. I mean you can leave yourself quick notes, but I wouldn't want to do more than that.

Posted by: Del Rion (del_rion)
Posted at: May 17th, 2008 05:36 pm (UTC)

I'm looking for something that would replace pen and paper, but I guess I'll stick with the original for now at least :)

So, yes, it would have to be something like the size of a big wallet - easy to take along. And easy to write on, since short messages can always be typed on cell phone etc.

Hmm... it seems there aren't things like this, really :S (though I did find a few for reading eBooks :P but those were JUST for reading, surprise surprise)

Posted by: kit84 (kit84)
Posted at: May 18th, 2008 12:52 am (UTC)
Jared Red Guitar

_the_firedancer was reading over my shoulder earlier and suggested something with E-ink tech...(but couldn't remember brand names and stuffs...

Bit of googling later --

Amazon Kindle Linux OS and has a Qwerty keyboard

Iliad *likes name and the fact it has linux* but seems to be more reading/editing than actual writing

Sony Librie Still more Linux *impressed*

Are we close? :/

Edited at 2008-05-18 12:55 am (UTC)

Posted by: Del Rion (del_rion)
Posted at: May 18th, 2008 06:06 am (UTC)

Ohhh! I most definitely have to check those out ^^

Thank you to you both.

I've never used Linux, btw, but I'm sure it won't be a problem *nods* Of course then things have to be moved onto the comp... *sigh* Oh well, that is a problem for that time alone! =)

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