Iain B. FIndleton
ifindleton at videotron.ca
Fri Apr 3 14:27:58 CEST 2009
I installed whatever editor I use on the phone, then use a forwarded X
connection to do editing stuff using the desktop or portable. Fat thumb
typing on a small screen does not make a lot of sense to me, but then, I
don't text people much either.....
joakim at verona.se wrote:
> rixed at happyleptic.org writes:
>>> I feel the "ferrari" analogy is broken. it depends on what you would
>>> like to do with the device. Moving bling bling is not efficient, Ok.
>>> Things that demand high resolution, like ebooks and emacs work fine.
>> I spend some time in the terminal myself, generally to fix something in a
>> config file or to mount manually something on USB or fix the network
>> configuration. If the device were working flawlessly and with a good GUI for
>> all apps, I wouldn't mind not hurting my eyes on the small chars :-)
>> For working seriously in a terminal I need a keyboard and a large screen anyway
>> (or a magnifying glass maybe ?). I don't know how you manage emacs with the
>> various CTRL+ALT+META-x on the virtual keyboard but I sure can not stand it for
>> more than a few minutes.
> I made some elisp for choosing symbols, and patched in some toolbar
> buttons in packages I use. Typing on a virtual keyboard is, admittedly,
> no fun though.
>> As for reading in general (ebooks or web browser), I admin this is certainly
>> better in a bigger resolution. The same goes for viewing maps. But all in all,
>> a small gadget with small screen and no keyboard will never replace a desktop
>> computer. So personnaly I am looking for other use cases for my FR, and a
>> smaller resolution and better responsiveness is the direction I want to go.
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