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CPEN and Linux: Techno-Tools for the Techno-Cool - page 4

Like a Kid at Christmas: Checking Out the CPEN

  • September 5, 2002
  • By Rob Reilly

The CPEN 800 is a remarkable little device. It has a camera in one end that scans and recognizes text, and has 8 MB of RAM, a note pad, address book, calendar, dictionary--and the whole thing fits snugly in your hand. I've found it to be a great aid to collecting web addresses, taking notes ,and acting as a PDA. Through the magic of IR the CPEN and move data back and forth to your Linux laptop.

There are lots of possiblities to develop applications that would work well in the Linux environment. I think the open architecture, sophistication, and practicality of the CPEN perfectly compliments the Linux lifestyle.

Rob Reilly is a technology consultant who writes and speaks about Linux, business integration, innovation and automotive design. He has 16 years experience in the technology, manufacturing and utilities industries. He is always 'on-the-lookout' for stories and projects that focus on Linux, business and the cutting edge. Send him a note or visit his web site at http://home.cfl.rr.com/rreilly.

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