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  1. Classic vs Plus by Michael Fetterman <d005041c@xxxxxxxx>
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  3. Re: Classic vs Plus by David Wolf <dave.wolf@xxxxxxxx>

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Classic vs Plus by Michael Fetterman <d005041c@xxxxxxxx>


From: Michael Fetterman <d005041c@xxxxxxxx>
Subject: Classic vs Plus
Date: Sat, 17 Apr 1999 16:47:17 -0400 (EDT)
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I know it likely is in the Archives, but can anyone here easily summarize 
the differences between the Classic and the Plus for me ? (ports, 
software, cable attachments, etc.)

What is Cal Digital charging for a Plus ?


     Michael Fetterman
Voluntary Clinical Assistant Professor 
of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery
    University of Miami
  d005041c@xxxxxxxx

 The problem with the Universe is 
 NOT that it DOESN'T make sense, but 
 rather that it ALMOST makes sense..

                      Lord Rutherford



PC Card reader Ideas by dedillard@xxxxxxxx


From: dedillard@xxxxxxxx
Subject: PC Card reader Ideas
Date: Sun, 18 Apr 1999 10:58:25 -0400
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I've been trying to install an old IBM PC Card Reader (circa 1994) in my
Windows 98 PC.  A friend bought it from Egghead Software when they
closed their retail outlets a few years ago.  I can't get it to work,
and IBM has no idea how either, or at least they weren't interested in
investing their time in finding the right driver for me.  Anybody have
any insight to lend here?  I'd really appreciate it.

On the bargain hunting front it looks like
http://www.mdiusa.com/flashmate2000.htm 
has the best deal on a parallel port or internal PC Card reader.  They
each cost $70.  I don't know if they work or not, but you might check
out their site and call.  I'll do the same if I can't get this IBM unit
to work.

David Dillard

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> -------------- BEGIN poqetpc.v003.n065 --------------
> 
>     001 - "Archivis, Lord of Archiv - need help!
>     002 - "T.C. Martindale" <tcmart - What's the skinny on card
> readers?
>     003 - Michael Blake <blake@xxxxxxxx - Re: What's the skinny on card
> readers?
>     004 - "T.C. Martindale" <tcmart - Re: What's the skinny on card
> readers?
>     005 - h93young@xxxxxxxx    - Re: What's the skinny on card
> readers?
>     006 - Michael Blake <blake@xxxxxxxx - Overpricing!
>     007 - "Archivis, Lord of Archiv - need help part II -- the agony
> continues
>     008 - "David Wolf" <dave.wolf@xxxxxxxx - Re: What's the skinny on card
> readers?
>     009 - "David Wolf" <dave.wolf@xxxxxxxx - TIPS...
> 
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> --------------- MESSAGE poqetpc.v003.n065.1 ---------------
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> From: "Archivis, Lord of Archivon" <archivis@xxxxxxxx>
> Subject: need help!
> Date: Fri, 16 Apr 1999 08:23:19 -0500
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> 
> 
> 	Okay, I just got my Poqet PC Plus from caldigital 
> yesterday...But I have a problem.  The only comm software it has 
> on it is some sort of weird install-base for setting up what appears 
> to be some corp intranet software (useless without said intranet) 
> and something called PenConnect v1.0 which appears to be serial 
> link transfer software.
> 	Now, I have an external modem for this sucker, but it doesnt 
> have a modem software package on it, so I cant use that to 
> establish communications with my desktop :(  And, I dont have a 
> PCMCIA card reader, so I'm relying on that serial link to get the 
> modem software on to my poqet.  Does anyone have access to a 
> copy (maybe from a recently purchased Poqet PC Plus from 
> caldigital?) and could they send me the relevent files to establish 
> the other end of the serial link on my desktop machine?
> ------------------------------------------------------
> http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Foothills/4059/
> A whole mess of stuff.  Music, games, and a lovely
> circa-1980 text interface. Sorta. ICQ: 3680132
> ------------------------------------------------------
> 
> 
> --------------- MESSAGE poqetpc.v003.n065.2 ---------------
> 
> From: "T.C. Martindale" <tcmartindale@xxxxxxxx>
> Subject: What's the skinny on card readers?
> Date: Fri, 16 Apr 1999 08:49:48 PDT
> MIME-Version: 1.0
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> 
> 
> I'm getting tired of hooking that transfer cable to my Poqet Classic 
> and have considered buying a parallel-type card reader.  Does anyone 
> know what the cheapest model available is that reads the Poqet SRAM 
> cards?  If they're significantly over $100, I'd be tempted to just 
> buy a Poqet Plus from CalDigital and leave it hooked up to my desktop 
> PC all the time to use as a card drive.  At least that way I could 
> swap cards AND have a backup Poqet to boot...
> 
> TC
> 
> _______________________________________________________________
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> 
> --------------- MESSAGE poqetpc.v003.n065.3 ---------------
> 
> From: Michael Blake <blake@xxxxxxxx>
> Subject: Re: What's the skinny on card readers?
> Date: Fri, 16 Apr 1999 10:30:49 -0700 (PDT)
> MIME-Version: 1.0
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> In-Reply-To: <199904161552.IAA15219@xxxxxxxx>
> 
> 
> I have a card reader, internal drive model for a desktop computer,
> that I
> used successfully for my Poqet. I've now abandoned my Poqet (switched
> to a
> PalmPilot) and would sell you the card reader for $90. Let me know.
> 
> Michael
> 
> On Fri, 16 Apr 1999, T.C. Martindale wrote:
> 
> > 
> > I'm getting tired of hooking that transfer cable to my Poqet Classic
> 
> > and have considered buying a parallel-type card reader.  Does anyone
> 
> > know what the cheapest model available is that reads the Poqet SRAM 
> > cards?  If they're significantly over $100, I'd be tempted to just 
> > buy a Poqet Plus from CalDigital and leave it hooked up to my
> desktop 
> > PC all the time to use as a card drive.  At least that way I could 
> > swap cards AND have a backup Poqet to boot...
> > 
> > TC
> > 
> > _______________________________________________________________
> > Get Free Email and Do More On The Web. Visit http://www.msn.com
> > 
> 
> 
> 
> --------------- MESSAGE poqetpc.v003.n065.4 ---------------
> 
> From: "T.C. Martindale" <tcmartindale@xxxxxxxx>
> Subject: Re: What's the skinny on card readers?
> Date: Fri, 16 Apr 1999 11:11:29 PDT
> MIME-Version: 1.0
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> 
> 
> Michael Blake <blake@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 
> >I have a card reader, internal drive model for a desktop computer, 
> >that I used successfully for my Poqet. I've now abandoned my Poqet
> >(switched to a PalmPilot) and would sell you the card reader for $90.
> >Let me know.
> >
> >Michael
> 
> Thanks for the offer, but I'm really looking at parallel-port readers 
> -- don't want to void my PC's warranty for the time being.  
> 
> If anyone else is interested in the drive, drop Michael a line.
> 
> TC
> 
> 
> _______________________________________________________________
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> 
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> 
> From: h93young@xxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: What's the skinny on card readers?
> Date: Fri, 16 Apr 1999 13:17:43 -0500 (CDT)
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> 
> >...
> >and have considered buying a parallel-type card reader.  Does anyone 
> >know what the cheapest model available is that reads the Poqet SRAM 
> >cards?  If they're significantly over $100, I'd be tempted to just 
> >buy a Poqet Plus from CalDigital and leave it hooked up to my desktop
> 
> >...
> 
> It all depends on your luck, really. About a year or two ago, I was
> able
> to get geniune IBM PCMCIA card reader for less than $40 new in
> closeout.
> I also got an oddball Epson in which PCMCIA card reader is combined
> with a
> 3.5" floppy drive from Tiger Direct. I think it was less (or a lot
> less) 
> than $100. It was also a closeout.
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> --------------- MESSAGE poqetpc.v003.n065.6 ---------------
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> From: Michael Blake <blake@xxxxxxxx>
> Subject: Overpricing!
> Date: Fri, 16 Apr 1999 13:00:54 -0700 (PDT)
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> 
> 
> Oops -- I was relying on memory about what I paid for my card reader.
> I
> bought the Tiger model, according to my Quicken record, for $56.98. So
> I'm
> sorry for inadvertently trying to profiteer! If someone wants to buy
> it
> for a more reasonable price, name it and we'll talk. . . 
> 
> 
> 
> --------------- MESSAGE poqetpc.v003.n065.7 ---------------
> 
> From: "Archivis, Lord of Archivon" <archivis@xxxxxxxx>
> Subject: need help part II -- the agony continues
> Date: Fri, 16 Apr 1999 15:35:37 -0500
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> References: <199904110053.RAA20003@xxxxxxxx>
> In-Reply-To: <199904161324.GAA00532@xxxxxxxx>
> 
> 	well my problems continue.  I contacted Travelling Software, 
> the folks that made PenConnect to see if I could get them to send 
> me an archived copy, but it turns out that software is an OEM 
> version apparently made for Poqet Computers and they arent 
> licensed to redistribute it.
> 	So...anyone....anywhere....have it?  Please help!
> 
> 
> > 
> > 	Okay, I just got my Poqet PC Plus from caldigital 
> > yesterday...But I have a problem.  The only comm software it has 
> > on it is some sort of weird install-base for setting up what appears
> 
> > to be some corp intranet software (useless without said intranet) 
> > and something called PenConnect v1.0 which appears to be serial 
> > link transfer software.
> > 	Now, I have an external modem for this sucker, but it doesnt 
> > have a modem software package on it, so I cant use that to 
> > establish communications with my desktop :(  And, I dont have a 
> > PCMCIA card reader, so I'm relying on that serial link to get the 
> > modem software on to my poqet.  Does anyone have access to a 
> > copy (maybe from a recently purchased Poqet PC Plus from 
> > caldigital?) and could they send me the relevent files to establish 
> > the other end of the serial link on my desktop machine?
> > ------------------------------------------------------
> > http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Foothills/4059/
> > A whole mess of stuff.  Music, games, and a lovely
> > circa-1980 text interface. Sorta. ICQ: 3680132
> > ------------------------------------------------------
> > 
> 
> 
> ------------------------------------------------------
> http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Foothills/4059/
> A whole mess of stuff.  Music, games, and a lovely
> circa-1980 text interface. Sorta. ICQ: 3680132
> ------------------------------------------------------
> 
> 
> --------------- MESSAGE poqetpc.v003.n065.8 ---------------
> 
> From: "David Wolf" <dave.wolf@xxxxxxxx>
> Subject: Re: What's the skinny on card readers?
> Date: Fri, 16 Apr 1999 15:46:23 -0700
> MIME-Version: 1.0
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> 
> I have an ad from Fry's (Northern California) offering an ActionTec
> "3-way
> memory card reader" for $79 after $20 mfgr rebate.  I actually plan to
> check
> it out this weekend.  Not sure if it will work with Poqet SRAM crds.
> Ad
> says, "compatible with compact flash, ATA Flash Cards, & Smart Media."
> It
> also says, no AC power source needed.  If anyone knows if this spells
> compatibility, please let me know (as well as the originator, tc
> martindale!)  If I buy it, and it does the job, I'll report.  --Dave
> Wolf
> -----Original Message-----
> From: T.C. Martindale <tcmartindale@xxxxxxxx>
> To: poqetpc@xxxxxxxx <poqetpc@lists.best.com>
> Date: Friday, April 16, 1999 8:58 AM
> Subject: What's the skinny on card readers?
> 
> 
> >
> >I'm getting tired of hooking that transfer cable to my Poqet Classic
> >and have considered buying a parallel-type card reader.  Does anyone
> >know what the cheapest model available is that reads the Poqet SRAM
> >cards?  If they're significantly over $100, I'd be tempted to just
> >buy a Poqet Plus from CalDigital and leave it hooked up to my desktop
> >PC all the time to use as a card drive.  At least that way I could
> >swap cards AND have a backup Poqet to boot...
> >
> >TC
> >
> >_______________________________________________________________
> >Get Free Email and Do More On The Web. Visit http://www.msn.com
> >
> 
> 
> 
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> 
> From: "David Wolf" <dave.wolf@xxxxxxxx>
> Subject: TIPS...
> Date: Fri, 16 Apr 1999 15:59:29 -0700
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> Hey, Bill--I was so excited to get your tips I forgot to say thanks!
> =
> Late last night I managed to figure out how to edit my config.sys (in
> =
> the D drive) using (YIKES) Edlin.  It took me the better part of an
> hour =
> to decipher the old DOS instructions that came with my Poqet and
> finally =
> get it right, (changing from files & buffers =3D 20 to =3D 10)  I also
> =
> did the /u on those two resident programs.  However, I won't know if
> it =
> accomplished the task until California Digital returns my SRAM card, =
> which I sent back to them to see if my old word processor would boot
> up =
> in the Poqet Plus.  Natch, if it will work in my Classic, I'm much =
> better off.  Besides saving the $100 or so for a new Plus, I'll be
> able =
> to run my wp program on a device that works on AA batteries for weeks,
> =
> which I love, and which is why I bought the Poqet Classic in the first
> =
> place.  I will report on the success (or failure) of the adjustments
> you =
> recommended.  I'm wondering, by the way, if it will eventually be a
> good =
> idea to REM out those two resident programs in the autoexec.bat file.
> =
> (If I have to soft-boot, would those /u instructions disappear and
> have =
> to be redone?)  I'll find out once I gat my flashcard back.  Again, =
> thanks!! =20
> --Dave Wolf
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> <DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>Hey, Bill--I was so excited to get
> =
> your tips I=20
> forgot to say thanks!  Late last night I managed to figure out
> how =
> to edit=20
> my config.sys (in the D drive) using (YIKES) Edlin.  It took me
> the =
> better=20
> part of an hour to decipher the old DOS instructions that came with my
> =
> Poqet and=20
> finally get it right, (changing from files & buffers =3D 20 to =3D
> =
> 10)  I=20
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> =
> know if=20
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> card, =
> which I=20
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> =
> Poqet=20
> Plus.  Natch, if it will work in my Classic, I'm much better =
> off. =20
> Besides saving the $100 or so for a new Plus, I'll be able to run my
> wp =
> program=20
> on a device that works on AA batteries for weeks, which I love, and =
> which is why=20
> I bought the Poqet Classic in the first place.  I will report on
> =
> the=20
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> wondering, by=20
> the way, if it will eventually be a good idea to REM out those two =
> resident=20
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Re: Classic vs Plus by David Wolf <dave.wolf@xxxxxxxx>


From: "David Wolf" <dave.wolf@xxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Classic vs Plus
Date: Sun, 18 Apr 1999 10:03:07 -0700
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There are probably others who will supply better detail, but for me, the
biggest differences are, the Classic operates on two AA batteries, while the
Plus requires a proprietary set of NiCads.  (Score a big one for the
Classic!)  The advantage of the Plus is it has 2 Mgs of RAM, with 640
available under DOS, while the Classic has only 512K of RAM, with some of
that occupied by resident programs.  I believe the screens are also
different (the Plus offering a backlit mode)  By the way, the Plus has a
battery life of 2-8 hours per charge, depending on the modes you use.  Price
for the Plus at Cal Dig, last ad, was $129.  If you buy one 2 Mg card ($59),
the Plus price drops $10; if you buy two cards, the price drops $20.  Hope
this helps.  Dave Wolf
-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Fetterman <d005041c@xxxxxxxx>
To: poqetpc@xxxxxxxx <poqetpc@lists.best.com>
Date: Saturday, April 17, 1999 1:53 PM
Subject: Classic vs Plus


>I know it likely is in the Archives, but can anyone here easily summarize
>the differences between the Classic and the Plus for me ? (ports,
>software, cable attachments, etc.)
>
>What is Cal Digital charging for a Plus ?
>
>
>     Michael Fetterman
>Voluntary Clinical Assistant Professor
>of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery
>    University of Miami
>  d005041c@xxxxxxxx
>
> The problem with the Universe is
> NOT that it DOESN'T make sense, but
> rather that it ALMOST makes sense..
>
>                      Lord Rutherford
>
>




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