Monday, May 24, 1999

Palm VII madness

What happens when the Rainbow Room (closed save for private functions due to Cipriani's new ownership) is opened to the public? Well, let me tell you, it's not a pretty site. I think there must've been flyers out at J&R, RCS and other Palm vendors for this Palm VII launch event on Monday, May24th. It seemed every yahoo and his brother was there gobbling up the buffet tables of full course meals and sucking back Cipriani's classic Bellini. One Alleyite who I recognized was Jennifer Runne, the Ironhanded WWWAC ListMom assistant. Demos of the new wireless PDA were fascinating many, but I wasn't impressed with the new functionality. It seemed like a good first attempt at added services, but I'd really like to see business card scanning capabilities with this unit.