[Design] Human Knowledge Database - Thinking Bigger
silver3 at gosympatico.ca
Wed Jan 14 06:57:55 PST 2004
I'm not aware of any specific studies addressing that question either. However, my own experience was that Palm Desktop 98 edition was much more usable in my day to day life than MS Outlook. Also, from participating in handheld discussion forums, my impression was that a fair number of other users were also using Palm Desktop although as I said, I am not aware of any specific surveys addressing that question specifically. One thing I also found from my own experience is that Palm Desktop usability has deteriorated significantly since Jeff Hawkins departed from Palm to form Handspring. Perhaps the recent re-organization of the companies into PalmOne and Palmsource will help to improve Palm Desktop design in the future. But then again, this may not be so important if Chandler proves to be a success.
> From: Hamish Harvey <david.harvey at bristol.ac.uk>
> Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2004 21:42:22 +0000
> To: design <design at osafoundation.org>
> Subject: Re: [Design] Human Knowledge Database - Thinking Bigger
> This intrigues me. How popular was it? How different was the installed
> base of Palm Desktop from the number of PalmOS based organisers in use?
> And of that installed base, how many people actually used the Palm
> Desktop as their main desktop organiser, how many simply had it their as
> a conduit to for example Outlook, and how many only used it to back up
> the handheld device?
> I have no answers to those questions.
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