InfoWorld: Unsung Heroes of Open Source

“When it comes to cell phones, I’m a trailing-edge guy. Fancy,
new smartphones are appealing, but small-town New Hampshire lacks
the network to support them. So when I dunked my phone into a pond
this fall while reporting a loon sighting from my canoe, my
replacement options were limited.

“I went to eBay and bought the telephonic equivalent of my 1996
Honda: a Qualcomm CDMA device called the LG VX4400. It’s an
unimpressive but solid piece of equipment with one piece of PDA
functionality that I wanted to incorporate into my routine–a
simple calendar…”


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