"The Secret Gestural Prehistory of Mobile Devices
is cultural anthropology. It seeks to recover those moments of intuitive prehensile dexterity, when the famous and the ordinary alike felt the unconscious desire to occupy their hands for an as yet unknown purpose. Like Roy Neary's obsession with the image of Devil's Tower in Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), this gesture was vague, uncanny and compelling. It is the intimation in images of a gestural second nature to come." [more inside]
posted by taz
on Mar 20, 2012 -
Take my arm, my love. Don't write a check from a joint bank account. Hide all the photographs in your home and office which would identify you as a couple. Take off your wedding rings. Touch each other, and talk to each other, in public, in ways that could only be interpreted as you being "friends."
A thoughtful post on "self-editing," homophobia, and the day-to-day experience of many LGBT folks, at Shakesville
(aka Shakespeare's Sister), by Teh Portly Dyke
posted by fiercecupcake
on May 6, 2008 -
Tappity is a free guide to mobile-friendly sites.
From your browser, you can search for or add sites, and rate sites in the database. You can also set up a homepage of favorite links. This is displayed when you navigate to Tappity from your mobile. It's a seemingly simple idea that's been making my train commute fly by.
posted by ba
on Apr 19, 2007 -
free disposable personal organizer. It's as cheap as one piece of paper (Because that's all it is!)
posted by signal
on Sep 4, 2005 -
contains more than 10,000 eBooks formatted for reading on your Palm, PocketPC, Zaurus, Rocketbook, eBookWise-1150, or Symbian cellphone." So if you have a PDA and especially if you're into the classics
, you no longer have to settle for lame video games
on your cell phone or inconvenient newspapers for your downtime entertainment
posted by Doohickie
on Dec 20, 2004 -
Microsoft launch the windows xp Tablet.
A cross between a laptop and a PDA, comes in two forms, a laptop with a rotatable screen or just as a tablet with no key board or mouse. you can write directly onto the screen with the magic pen and send e-mails or create documents in your own hand writing. not sure how much it costs. I wonder how long before the Linux posse get their hands on it! more cool pics here.
posted by JonnyX
on Nov 7, 2002 -
Apple releases iSync
barely meeting its promise to unveil the software before the end of September. Will Apple's iSync finally take the hassle out of syncing between PDAs, online calenders, email, and cell phones? Why hasn't anyone else made this kind of software?
posted by jragon
on Sep 28, 2002 -
is a new way to input text on a Pilot or any computer without a keyboard. There's a version available for download
to try out on your desktop, using your mouse. It really is quite freaky to use. The amazing thing is, it actually appears to work. After a couple of minutes experimenting, it's almost as fast as typing for a slow typist like myself.
posted by salmacis
on Jun 26, 2002 -
is a PDA/digital camera/mp3 player with a swivel 320x480 color display that runs Palm OS 4.1. it comes with a built-in keyboard, can be used as a remote control for your TV/VCR/DVD player, uses memory sticks, and has a "jog dial" somewhat similar to the iPod
posted by gwint
on Mar 28, 2002 -
When a Palm Pilot
is mixed with an oven pilot light, you know it's going to be an awful mess. But if the Pizza was good, it was all worth it.
posted by h0ney
on Feb 11, 2002 -
Talk. Organize. Connect. Has the perfect PDA finally arrived? Or is it just another cool name that ends in "O"? For official announcement, click here
posted by jacknose
on Oct 15, 2001 -
PDA physical therapy.
Handspring's new module uses Electronic Muscle Stimulation (EMS) for muscle stimulation/relaxation after a hard day's work. Will this be the new yuppie toy? Imagine people walking around with two white pads glued to their face confronting quizzical stares with an angry, "What?"
posted by skallas
on Oct 2, 2001 -
I used to have a 1.2Mbps DSL link when I lived in Atlanta. Now I am back home in Europe and I log on to the Net on a thin old 33kbps dialup. But old habits die hard. I want my web man, I need
it. So, I did some thinking, went on Google and found this
. And now my question is: how many people out there would like to get thinner, faster versions of their favorite sites? Is there an index of such versions? And if not, how many of you would like to see one? I got some interesting Python spiders lying around...
posted by costas
on Apr 14, 2001 -
Geeks (like me), welcome the new Palm m505
-- all the style of the V series, with an improved color lcd screen and an expansion slot! Yum.
posted by lia
on Mar 19, 2001 -
Sony has released a Minidisc Player/Recorder, MP3 player with USB connectivity, and PalmOS PDA, all wedged into one small unit. Wow, that's enough buzzwords to kill a horse...
posted by mathowie
on Apr 4, 2000 -
I don't need the whole harness action (although there's a "lets play geek-spy" little kid inside me that wants it), but the cross draw eBeltSnap
would totally work for me.
[props to Laurel from windowseat
for the link]
posted by CrazyUncleJoe
on Mar 22, 2000 -
Dumb name, clever site.
Yodlee wants to provide an online service that consolidates all of the email, ecommerce, banking, and travel accounts that you probably have scattered across a half-dozen, disparate sites and then link them right into your Palm. And they support sites out the wazoo
already. Now you have only one login and password to forget.
posted by grant
on Nov 15, 1999 -