Monday, September 10, 2001
journa-sn®zMy friend Greg has no need for his Palm Pilot (color even!) so I've borrowed it on the premise that I can maybe develop some applications for it. I have a Newton, but while I've yet to learn NewetonScript, Palm Pilot applications can be done in C and Assembly (Motorola 68000 series, which I know).
I took the unit with me to dinner to see if I could write a journal entry, and well …
Lctt sec hou thit nos for a journa-sn®z.
Spring did no better with her attempt:
Asolen waffle toppe with breyers ice cream and your choics ot topping
TRANSLATION: A golden waffle topped with Breyer's ice cream and your choice of topping.
Here's my next attempt:
Okay, take 2, only much slower this time. And boy is this slow. The Newton has much better writing recognition than this.
I should note that the Newton (running 2.0 of the Newton OS) I could write like I would on a piece of paper and it would keep up with me, even though it's a 20MHz CPU with 6M of RAM. I'm not sure how fast the Palm Pilot is, but it has 8M of RAM, and even using a simplified writing alphabet (Grafiti) it still had problems keeping up with me.
We shall see.