Re: Alternate low-cost platform for OVC

From: charlie strauss <cems_at_earthlink_dot_net>
Date: Wed Jul 07 2004 - 14:26:53 CDT

to add another reason for palm pilots.
Battery backup is not only a good ise its the law almost everywhere. Polls need to function during power failures. But 8 hour battery backup for 100 watt computers aint cheap nor does it work particularly well during power surges. San diego (I Believe) managed to ruin all their battery backups by not leaving them stored charged. This not only caused problems on election day but they had to spend a lot of money to buy new batteries. (A lot!).

Palms would have durable and more robust batteries and be mostly resistant to power surges. Sure you still have to power the screens but the problem is reduced considerably.
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