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Wrecked at Sea

Victim: William George
Date added: 9/22/1999

 

My Palm Pilot seemed just the ticket for a regular traveler and off-shore sailor -- battery-powered AND backed-up by computer. Unfortunately a week after my laptop died from falling off a luggage cart, my Palm Pilot was tossed across the cabin of my 42 foot sailboat when we were hit by a big wave while beating down the Kattegut near Denmark. Surprisingly, it came on briefly before dying, but portions of the screen were damaged. The new laptop, a Toughbook 71, survived the same disaster without damage, but unfortunately the Palm software had not yet been installed. So I had lots of angry people wondering why they did not get the expected correspondence. Do I move to a Palm V or go back to pen and paper? Not clear at this point.

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