Time to discuss HHC 2006?

Jake Schwartz jakes at magpage.com
Wed Feb 15 17:06:17 PST 2006


Hi Richard,

I should remind you that John attended HHC2005 in Chicago as well...just 
last September :-)

Jake

Richard Nelson wrote:

> Hello John,
>
> You had mentioned that you had hotel contacts and that you could help
> with a conference.  You have an idea of what we need from attending, what
> two conferences back, HHC 2003?  I think that having everything at one
> hotel close to the airport is vital.  Most hotels will discount the 
> meeting
> room depending on the number of rooms rented for the weekend.  We don't
> need any extras - the hotel will want to book all kinds of things - and
> approximate numbers will provide an option.  We don't need anything
> fancy.
>
> We all appreciate your efforts on this.
>
> X < > Y,
>
> Richard
>
> At 2/15/200603:53 PM-0600, John Cadick wrote:
>
>> All:
>>  
>> I would certainly be willing to look into a meeting here in the 
>> Dallas area if that is of interest. (Although I had really hoped for 
>> Boise. <G>. )
>>  
>> John Cadick
>>
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>> [mailto:hhc-bounces at lists.handheld.org] On Behalf Of Richard Nelson
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>> Subject: Time to discuss HHC 2006?
>>
>> Hello Everyone,
>>
>> It seems that Eric has the list up an running again.  Thanks Eric.
>> For those who did not attend HHC 2005 in Chicago there have been
>> several suggestions as to where it may be held this year.  Our 
>> attendance
>> increased for HHC 2005 and perhaps this is reflected by the realities of
>> the calculator market place.
>>
>> One point of debate is the convergence of the cell phone, PDA, digital
>> camera, and . . .  The sales volume of the cell phone (billions) is 
>> what is
>> driving these developments.  It seems that cell phone manufacturers
>> are always on the prowl for new features to add to the cell phone. 
>>
>> TI, it seems, stopped their development work on new machines early
>> in 2005 so it looks like HP may have an excellent opportunity in
>> todays market.
>>
>> Casio is active in new-product development with the Classpad 300
>> so there is an additional opportunity for advancement in the future
>> market.  Do you remember the Saltire presentation at HHC 2003? 
>> Casio had an interesting CES booth dedicated to the 300 and they
>> now have a US R&D group in Portland.  My ex boss used to say that
>> "Success requires 100% of the ingredients" so there is lots of room
>> for speculation.  It seems that the education community is very slowly
>> looking at the 300.  There is progress, however, and the Casio R&D
>> group is busy working on projects to help educators.  They showed
>> three new applications books at CES.
>>
>> On thing is for sure.  The HHC Conferences have always presented the
>> latest in hand held ideas and I often look back at some of the 
>> presentations
>> and marvel how far ahead we look - years.
>>
>> We have never had an HHC in Texas and that possibility has been 
>> suggested
>> several times.  Is that possible?  Ted offers his help again.  San 
>> Diego has
>> been suggested because it is in HP's back yard so that is a serious 
>> possibility.
>> I will look into the San Diego area.  Cyrille (recently married) 
>> suggested Bosie,
>> but travel may be a constraint there.  We certainly found it 
>> especially nice
>> to have everyone in one place and all together last year, and I 
>> suggest that
>> we work towards a similar facility for 2006.
>>
>> One bit of news.  Lee-Khuan is no longer working for the HP calculator
>> group.  She did a great job supporting the conferences.  Thanks 
>> Lee-Khuan.
>>
>> Now is the time to start thinking about 2006.  The tentative dates are
>> September 16 & 17, the third week end of the month.  What are your
>> thoughts?  One of the most important elements for planning is having
>> some idea of attendance.  If you think you may attend please post here
>> so those who may volunteer for the committee will be inspired.  Please
>> encourage any friends who may be interested to register for this list so
>> they may participate in an get the news of HHC 2006. 
>>
>> You may read the Conference Report at the HHC 2005 web site link below. 
>> I was especially happy that we were able to photograph the group.  See
>> the photo on page one of the report.
>>
>> X < > Y,
>>
>> Richard
>>
>> Richard J Nelson
>> Check out  HHC 2005 which was held the third weekend in
>> September in Chicago (Franklin Park) Illinois.  See web site
>>                http://holyjoe.net/hhc2005/
>> HP actively participated again this year.
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