WIKI still a POS

steve steve at
Wed Jul 30 19:47:08 CEST 2008

Perfectly put


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[mailto:community-bounces at] On Behalf Of Brian Wilson
Sent: Tuesday, July 29, 2008 8:37 AM
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Subject: Re: WIKI still a POS

Maybe you are not happy because you think it's just a phone. To me it's a
complete programmable handheld computer which happens to have a GSM phone
feature. The phone is a fairly insignificant feature for some of us. If all
you want is a phone, go to the supermarket, they have really nice ones there
that don't come with any significant documentation. I use one myself.

I am trying to develop GPS software for the OM. I have had about 15 minutes
a day to work on it so far but it's been fun. I don't really care (much)
about navigation features, I care about data collection.
The competition is not TangoGPS or Garmin or Tom-Tom or anything OM is
likely to come out with.

Therefore documentation is vitally important to me.

Incidentally I borrowed a friend's T-Mobile SIM card and tried the phone
feature yesterday. It worked fine (including the documentation).


On Tue, Jul 29, 2008 at 7:20 AM, Steven ** <montgoss at> wrote:
> A phone that NEEDS documentation is a POS.
> In my mind, the Neo won't be ready for end-users unless I can give it 
> to one of my co-workers and they can figure almost everything out 
> without documentation.
> -Steven

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