From ZDNET: The great PDA debate, David Berlind
A few weeks ago, I told you about my failed attempt to cover Comdex wielding little more than a PDA. My conclusion–PDAs are not ready for mission critical tasks–drew more response than any story I’ve written in my 11 years of tech journalism. Based on that feedback, a follow-up is in order.
Nearly everyone who wrote fell squarely into one of two camps. In one were those who agreed wholeheartedly based on their own experiences, which they more than willingly shared with me. The other group basically felt I deserved everything that happened to me because I didn’t back up my iPAQ to another device that would allow in-the-field recovery. But with the blame came suggestions; the most oft-cited solution was a Compact Flash card.