# Days off / eMate 300
### Entered on Alphasmart Dana
It has been an eventful couple of days. I got some research
started for my novel. I recorded a song today for
Telerumination's fourth album, a ditty named _Penetrate_.
Also, my Apple eMate 300 is on its way to me via the United
States Postal Service.
I contacted the seller of the eMate and they said they did
not check out the hinges. So, before I use it, I will
disassemble the unit and verify the hinges to make sure they
are not going to destroy my touch screen cable. Maybe I will
install a washer under the screws to limit the ability of
springs to swing out and cut the cable.
I was good today and stopped myself from buying a Psion PDA.
One at a time! That device is also known to have issues with
If anyone has any information on beaming between the eMate
300 and a Palm device, write me -- leveck AT leveck DOT us.
I wrote the author of BackTalk, a $40 utiliry that does just
that, but, so far no reply. His website was last updated in
2016, so there is a glimmer of hope. I shall no hold my
breath waiting. I am also seeking software hordes. The old
websites everyone pointed to in the Newton heyday are now
mostly gone. As with all vintage devices, software and
connectivity are a PITA,