emacs-orgmode@gnu.org archives
 help / color / mirror / code / Atom feed
From: "Scott Jaderholm" <jaderholm@gmail.com>
To: Leo <sdl.web@gmail.com>
Cc: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: Re: org-mode PDAs
Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2007 09:09:09 -0600	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <b2e202b30709170809q7ff6bfaej4dda81640f08fbd8@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <m2ir69l98h.fsf@cam.ac.uk>

[-- Attachment #1.1: Type: text/plain, Size: 991 bytes --]

On 9/17/07, Leo <sdl.web@gmail.com> wrote:

> Can someone help me understand the advantage of running Emacs in pda?
> Emacs is an keyboard driven application and pda sucks at keyboard
> input. How would these two things match?

I don't think that most people would choose to run Emacs on a PDA (phone) if
they had a desktop/laptop available. The scenario where Emacs on a phone
seems attractive is when your only options are Emacs on your phone or
writing on your hand.

As someone who's used Emacs on a HTC Mogul though[1], I completely agree
with your point. Generally PDAs/phones don't make very good Emacs devices,
not so much because typing on their keyboards is slow, but because almost
all physical phone keyboards (excluding external keyboards) lack Control and
Meta keys. As you can imagine, Emacs without Control or Meta is not very
useful or fun.


[1] I used SSH, which had the added benefit that I didn't have to worry
about syncing my org-mode files.

[-- Attachment #1.2: Type: text/html, Size: 1315 bytes --]

[-- Attachment #2: Type: text/plain, Size: 204 bytes --]

Emacs-orgmode mailing list
Remember: use `Reply All' to send replies to the list.

  parent reply	other threads:[~2007-09-17 15:09 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 12+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-09-17 10:23 org-mode PDAs Cezar
2007-09-17 12:49 ` Ian Barton
2007-09-17 12:50 ` Sven Bretfeld
2007-09-17 13:19   ` Leo
2007-09-17 14:12     ` Cezar
2007-09-17 14:55       ` Leo
2007-09-17 15:09     ` Scott Jaderholm [this message]
2007-09-18  1:00     ` Xavier Maillard
2007-09-18 20:50     ` Daniel M German
2007-09-17 12:54 ` Jason F. McBrayer
2007-09-18 20:49   ` Daniel M German
2007-09-19  7:51     ` Tim O'Callaghan

Reply instructions:

You may reply publicly to this message via plain-text email
using any one of the following methods:

* Save the following mbox file, import it into your mail client,
  and reply-to-all from there: mbox

  Avoid top-posting and favor interleaved quoting:

  List information: https://www.orgmode.org/

* Reply using the --to, --cc, and --in-reply-to
  switches of git-send-email(1):

  git send-email \
    --in-reply-to=b2e202b30709170809q7ff6bfaej4dda81640f08fbd8@mail.gmail.com \
    --to=jaderholm@gmail.com \
    --cc=emacs-orgmode@gnu.org \
    --cc=sdl.web@gmail.com \


* If your mail client supports setting the In-Reply-To header
  via mailto: links, try the mailto: link
Be sure your reply has a Subject: header at the top and a blank line before the message body.
Code repositories for project(s) associated with this public inbox


This is a public inbox, see mirroring instructions
for how to clone and mirror all data and code used for this inbox;
as well as URLs for read-only IMAP folder(s) and NNTP newsgroup(s).