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Hi all,

PC Powerplay magazine, a PC gaming magazine, has asked me to write a
column once a week on PDAs. We hope to give away many prizes, and go
in-depth into what Pocket PCs can really do. You can find it on
www.pcpowerplay.com.au under TOP STORY friday morning to Monday
morning, and then it goes into the SPOTLIGHT story index. You can see
the first episode at
http://www.pcpowerplay.com.au/spotlight_content.cfm?id=3547


This is also an invitation for programmers and hardware manufacturers
to offer their work. If you wish to promote it through us, I suggest
sending free stuff for competitions, and keeping me up to date with
your releases.

PDA PATROL writer,

Bubble Girl
 
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"Miss 81" <bubblegirl@optusnet.com.au> wrote in message
> Hi all,
>
> PC Powerplay magazine, a PC gaming magazine, has asked me to write a
> column once a week on PDAs. We hope to give away many prizes, and go
> in-depth into what Pocket PCs can really do. You can find it on
> www.pcpowerplay.com.au under TOP STORY friday morning to Monday
> morning, and then it goes into the SPOTLIGHT story index. You can see
> the first episode at
> http://www.pcpowerplay.com.au/spotlight_content.cfm?id=3547
>
>
> This is also an invitation for programmers and hardware manufacturers
> to offer their work. If you wish to promote it through us, I suggest
> sending free stuff for competitions, and keeping me up to date with
> your releases.
>
> PDA PATROL writer,
>
> Bubble Girl

From the website: "I use mine at least 12 hours a day, and forever learn
things."

Apparently, moderation isn't one of those things. Girl, put the PDA away and
get a life. Later...

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Perhaps you should take the time to learn about someone, and the obstacles in life that they must overcome on a daily basis, before you make such an asinine comment.

Later...

Rob
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From: "RADRick" <radrick1NOSPAM@earthlink.net>
Sent: Thu, 03 Jun 2004 12:23:27
Subject: Re: New PDA newsie

From the website: "I use mine at least 12 hours a day, and forever learn
things."

Apparently, moderation isn't one of those things. Girl, put the PDA away and
get a life. Later...

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"RADRick" <radrick1NOSPAM@earthlink.net> wrote in message
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>
> "Rob B." <insertion@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> > Perhaps you should take the time to learn about someone, and the
obstacles
> in life that they must overcome on a daily basis, before you make such an
> asinine comment.
>
> Oh, I see, I should do an in-depth background check on a poster before
> replying to anything they post on usenet? Talk about asinine comments.
Prior
> to posting my retort I actually visited the link she posted and read her
> drivel on PDAs. For someone who holds herself out as a PDA expert she sure
> makes a lot of clueless comments about them. In fact, her inaugural
> installment that she so proudly announced to the NG reads more like
someone
> who just recently discovered PDAs. She seems more impressed with their
> ability to play games and multimedia content

The first line of her post (if you re-read it) says 'a PC gaming magazine'
.....
I wonder if this may be linked to the content?

Different people want different things, you seem to believe your needs are
the only thing that matter. They aren't.
 
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"Miss 81" <bubblegirl@optusnet.com.au> wrote in message
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>
> And Alan, it's a PC gaming mag, but they want to extend to PDA gaming
> also.
>
>

Yes, I got that.

Best wishes for the column.
 
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"Miss 81" <bubblegirl@optusnet.com.au> wrote in message
> I think I've settled all your criticism.

Hardly.

> Thankyou for the feedback. As
> for future, I will not be corresponding further, because you are
> taking something written for light-hearted gamers as something as
> serious as a presidential address.

Doling out technical info in a public forum should be taken serious and
wanting it to be as accurate as possible should be the writer's utmost
concern. From my experience, gamers are among the better-informed and
technically literate of computer users.

> The website, software engineers and
> hardware companies are happy with my representation, along with all my
> readers, so as someone "not an expert", I think I'm doing my job.

Perhaps you should "preface" each column with a short mission statement as
to just what your *job* is. That way, no one would be likely to confuse your
"light-hearted" installments for technically accurate information rather
than the mediocre attempts you've made so far to dumb it down for the lowest
common denominator. I seriously doubt that any of the manufacturers or other
technical persons who have read your columns approved of them, not in
writing anyway. I suggest they probably aren't too concerned with an
Australian web site with negligible traffic that is competing with hundreds
of other sites that do basically the same thing. Especially when there are
so many others that do an excellent job of it. And knowing intimately the
process involved in bringing things to print, I doubt your *manual* has
undergone that level of scrutiny. Publishers, at least in the US, are so
very afraid of lawsuits that even the simplest of printed literature has
been read by no less than a dozen different sets of eyes before given the go
ahead to print. And something purported to be a manual will have be given
even more scrutiny including several sets of eyes from the legal dept. The
web provides a simple and easy way to circumvent the process. That's why
it's so full of drivel.

> Stay tuned,

No thanks. I've already wasted more than enough time trying to get through
to you. I am a technical writer and I make a living doing it. My critiques,
while possibly being a bit harsh, were genuine and accurate. I had hoped you
would understand the importance of holding yourself out as an expert and the
responsibility that creates to bring fair and accurate information to your
readers. Instead you feel satisfied to defend your mediocrity and exhibit a
desire to wallow in it. Fine. At least the members of this newsgroup who
have witnessed this exchange and choose to visit your site will look at its
contents with a jaundiced eye. Good luck with your column.

> And Alan, it's a PC gaming mag, but they want to extend to PDA gaming
> also.

They should realize that there is a vast difference in gaming and computer
peripherals. If bad info inhibits a gamer's experience, no big deal. But if
bad info causes a problem with a device that someone uses for their work or
as an adjunct to their everyday activities, the results can be far more
catastrophic.

> Rob, don't lose sleep over "Rick's" comments. I don't. Sometimes
> people understand my life and aim, some of the time they don't. The
> fact that you understood shows great insight, and the ability to try
> on someone elses' shoes.

Don't make the mistake of interpreting Rob's taking me to task for the
personalization of my early remark as an endorsement of your site or its
content. That would be a stretch. His was merely a show of pathos and not a
comment on the merits. In any case, I apologized for that aspect of my
initial remarks. Later...

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