Your splendid overview on handheld computers (NCE lasat week) would have been a little more complete if the author had noted , unlike traditional diaries, electronic ones do not float or bounce well!
Not everyone makes daily back ups of data so there is also a risk management issue here.
I am sure many readers will have been at meetings where those using electronic handheld computers with keyboards have resembled a typing pool - heads down and clicking keys to distract others. This is not 'active' listening and participation. All suffer because of this technology.
David Cobb (M) davidcobb@compuserve. com