If I don’t have some sort of Japanese input device, then I won’t be able to do Japanese diary posts on computers that don’t have the Japanese language pack on them. I can type Japanese on my PDA, and then directly copy that into the computer I’m working on a that time.
I had a thought this morning…yes, it hurt. They come out of the blue, these thoughts….
Do I really need a PDA on this trip? The reason I am thinking of taking one is so that I can type up a daily diary. Having the diary in data format would speed up the uploading of the diary at internet cafes.
But would a notebook and pencil not be more than sufficient? No need to care for dust and moisture and temperature-sensitive electronic goods. No need for charging batteries. I don’t envisage writing more than a couple of paragraphs per day on the road for my diary. Write this by hand, and then quickly type it up on a computer at an interned cafe…
No hurry to decide yet though, I guess.