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Part III: The Undiscovered PalmPilot > The Secret Multimedia World

Chapter 11. The Secret Multimedia World

Considering that it lacks color, stereo speakers, or CD-ROM drive, you might wonder how the PalmPilot could possibly be mentioned in the same sentence with the word "multimedia." Clearly, the PalmPilot was designed to be fast, stingy with batteries, and expert at sucking textual information out of your desktop computer—but to play music, show graphics, and play animations? Never.

Indeed, the average PalmPilot purchaser probably never suspects what this palmtop is capable of; no sound or graphics programs came with it. But with the right shareware add-ons, the PalmPilot can do a creditable job of putting a cultural studio in your pocket.


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