This computer handled very well, its sturdy
construction held up, even after thousands of miles jittering around
in the sidecar. I used Eudora to get e-mail, FrontPage to create
web pages, and PhotoShop to crop and enhance photos.
This, one of the first digital cameras on
the market, also handled well, much better than the subsequent DC100,
though it took quite a beating. It came with a PCMCIA card that
slipped into the PC card slot in the PowerBook.
In Beijing I connected to the Internet via
the phone line in my friends' apartment. Outside of Beijing I used
the fax machines in the business centers of better hotels every
few days when I passed through a city. Most of China is wired for
telephones, but in small places the people had never seen a computer
and couldn't be convinced to hook it up to their telephone line.
Even in the business centers people had not seen a laptop nor were
familiar with the Internet, so I would convince them to allow me
to use the fax line by telling them that my fax was inside my computer.