My new Zaurus


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I am typing on the tiniest keyboard. Actually, the C700 has a pertty big keyboard, but it’s still tiny compared to a real computer.

I managed to get a good price on a Sharp Zaurus C700 - a Linux-based PDA with interesting locale issues. It’s built to work in Japanese, but can be told to use English.

An amazing gizmo, this. 640x480 display, fits in a pocket, and I can play Flavorplex games on it. There’s something wonderful about a real OS on a PDA.

In a beautiful example of mind-numbing ignorance, Consumer Reports describes the Zaurus as “proprietary”. The folks doing a downloadable source tree for a kernel which runs the system’s apps might disagree.