A few months ago I was in a local sports bar with my
Palm IIIx (which I carried everywhere, and even kept
by my pillow at night). Usually I kept it in a
backpack, but this time I didnít have the backpack
After a few glasses, I went to the rest
room and set the Palm on the back of the toilet
because I didn't have any back pockets on the pants I
was wearing that day. After relieving myself, I
reached forward to grab the Palm and it slipped into
the toilet full of pee. I rolled up my sleeve and
cringed as I fished it out.
Needless to say it was dead. I'd rinsed it several times at home only to have it come alive for about 20 seconds once. For the next 2 weeks I had to go around without a Palm
(can you imagine the withdrawals?) However it wound up being a blessing in disguise; I called around to several pawnshops in the area and found a IIIxe for $90, and I had them hold it for me. When I got there, I noticed it was in brand new condition, but because it had no cradle, I offered them $50 and they agreed.
Not only did I get a brand new Palm with a perfectly
unscratched screen; It has TWICE the memory of my old
Palm and it matches the color of my folding keyboard!