Atlanta’s Pocket PC User Group

Show and Tell of expensive toys could sum this evening up. There were only seven developers
among the seventy or so attendees. The phrases Compact Framework or even .Net were
not mentioned once!

Still it was a fun evening, I got to live vicariously though other people’s high dollar
purchases (like I’d blow $800 on a PDA, do you know what kind of wheels $800 would
buy? Nice ones).
Unbelievably some rivaled Michael Earls on
the amount-of-tech-in-your-everyday-life front. It seemed like everyone there had
Bluetooth capable devices which talked to their car audio system + GPS receiver.

Obviously there is quite lot to learn about mobile devices apart from just programming
them; my favorite was the new nick name for the BlackBerry: CrackBerry –
apparently checking Email becomes an addiction creating a Pavlovian response
from its incoming email alert. For you single guys: If you fly often it appears a BlackBerry will
pick up more chicks than a PocketPC equivalent. My $200
Dell Axim probably means Jocks will be stand in line to
kick my nerdy ass.

The main speaker was Dale Coffing, he
showed off some cool products including a pair of kakis that I’ll be buying. The SCOTTeVEST pants
have eleven hidden pockets and compartments – ideal for stowing a PDA and blunt metal
objects discretely (in case of attack by Jocks in Airport lounges). SCOTTeVEST also
sell Jackets… get ready to salivate… Their jackets have up to 42 hidden pockets all
begging to contain an expensive gadget, the jacket even has hidden cable routing to
link any oh-that’s-so-90’s wired gadgets together. And just think of the new people
you’ll meet at Airport security. The Jackets are here:

If anyone knows of an


based Compact Framework Support User Group please let me know.

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