[jp] Re : The Palm Is Dead, Long Live WebOS-Android with ownCloud?

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Thu Dec 8 21:49:20 EST 2011


AMEN!!!  will keep my TX running as long as possible, may have to go back 
to a dayplanner if they still make them.

Bob

On Thu, 8 Dec 2011, James E. LaBarre wrote:

> Date: Thu, 08 Dec 2011 00:47:55 -0500
> From: James E. LaBarre <j.e.labarre at gmail.com>
> Reply-To: J-Pilot Discussion List <jpilot at jpilot.org>
> To: J-Pilot Discussion List <jpilot at jpilot.org>
> Subject: Re: [jp] Re : The Palm Is Dead,
>     Long Live WebOS-Android with ownCloud?
> 
>>> Yes. That's why I absolutely want to have this information locally. And
>>> locally only.
>> 
>> Fair enough, then no Android (or indeed any modern smartphone) for
>> you. I don't particularly understand this mindset, but then again I
>> use gmail and facebook so I'm pretty sure I'm of a different mindset
>> (and generation). To each his own, though the cost to pay for privacy
>> is quite high, convenience and money-wise.
>
> Well, we *USED* to have that capability with PalmOS, which is why I keep 
> pointing out thta we have moved significantly backwards with the lemming rush 
> towards "smartphones".  The classic Palm-type PDA did all these things, and 
> did it *locally*, no need to send your data half way around the world to some 
> server of unknown security and back simply to exchange data between two 
> devices sitting 2 feet away from each other.  And for that significant 
> reduction in functionality, you get the dubious privilege of paying 
> exorbitant fees.
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