PDAs on a Diet

Want an organizer that won't weigh you down? Here's how to tell the gems from the junk

Call me old-fashioned, but I've never been seduced by the charms of electronic organizers. I know that everyone these days--from schoolkids to go-go executives--is packing a Palm, a Visor or a PocketPC. I know the devices now come in more colors than a Benetton window display. And I know that I could use a little more order in my life. But as long as they cost $300 (on average) and weighed in at half a pound, personal digital assistants, as they're called, always seemed too expensive and too heavy for me.

Now, however, PDAs are breaking out into all sorts of...

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