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Re: Portable emacs devices


From: ken
Subject: Re: Portable emacs devices
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2008 13:54:02 -0400
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On 08/26/2008 03:44 AM Richard G Riley wrote:
> "Lennart Borgman (gmail)" <address@hidden> writes:
> 
>> Richard G Riley wrote:
>>> I wonder if anyone here can recommend a portable emacs device? My
>>> current laptop is too big to drag around when I cycle tour. All I really
>>> want is emacs as an authoring system but clearly wireless etc would be
>>> beneficial if its a light, robust laptop we are talking. I would prefer
>>> Linux as the OS underneath and have been considering the EEE but some
>>> funny business with the batetry capacity have caused me to rethink.
>>>
>>> http://www.engadget.com/2008/05/24/uk-asus-eee-900s-come-with-stunted-battery-longer-warranty/
>>>
>>> But basically a full keyboard emacs device is all I want, preferably
>>> with a USB port for later transfer of org files to my main development
>>> machine.
>> The impression I have got is that there is a shortage of battery
>> producing capacity at the moment.
>>
>> It also occurs to me that there are new better alternatives to the one
>> you shown, with bigger keyboard and screen, but not heavier.
> 
> I dont want bigger keyboard and screen. "Usable" is the key with long
> battery life. As I said , size is of the essence possibly more so than a
> few grams in weight. Certainly the Nokia 810 looks interesting.

Have a look at the Open Moko phone <http://www.openmoko.com/> and
<http://www.openmoko.org/>.  It's about the size of an iPphone, but is a
handheld computer running Linux.  It has a phone (of course), GPS &
mapping (might be handy for biking around), touch screen, USB (albeit
v.1.1), and some other things.  A lot of the functionality is still in
development though.  But if you just want to run emacs on it, that
shouldn't be a major deal.

Also, just last week I saw a web ad for a backpack which had a large
solar panel on it.  I just checked the site where I saw it and the ad
isn't there anymore.  Google turns up quite a few hits though.


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