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Part II: Palm Meets PC > HotSync, Step by Step

Chapter 6. HotSync, Step by Step

The PalmPilot's wonders would be only half as wonderful if they were confined to the tiny gadget in your pocket. What really makes the gadget spectacular is the conversations it can have with your desktop computer.

A transfer of data between PC and PalmPilot is called a HotSync. Officially, it's an adjective: "The HotSync process was successful." But these days, you hear people use it as every part of speech: "I performed a HotSync," "I'd better get home and HotSync this thing," "Don't interrupt the PalmPilot while HotSyncing," and so on. (As the PalmPilot's popularity has increased, the term has begun cropping up in conversations unrelated to computers: "We need to bring each other up to date on the downsizing empowerment. Let's HotSync at two o'clock.")


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