Selling my Psion 5mx

Updated 2 May 2005: It is SOLD, for a mere $130 Australian dollar. Not as much as I like, but well, everyone finds a bargain on eBays...

It is probably going to be my very last entry on Psion. Not that I have written much in the past. As of Psion, nothing has really happened on the hardware side over the past years, even though Symbian is now dominating the mobile phone operating system market. Moreover, I am selling my beloved Psion Series 5mx on eBay. This little beauty has been sitting inside my drawer unattended for the last 12 months, and I don't think I will be using it anymore, so I thought I might as well sell it.

It was purchased almost 4½ years ago, after my old Palm III died. Specification wise, 36Mhz ARM and 16Mb of RAM probably will not excite today's Mr. Gadget, but that does not obstruct its usefulness. My little Psion has been to 3 church camps, 3 MYC's, KYC and other talks and seminars. It allowed me to almost-touch type the notes on its tiny but usable keyboard - the best keyboard existed for a palm top of this size. I don't think there is any real replacement on the market today.

It will be greatly missed.


When I was cleaning the Psion up to prepare it for eBay, I discovered some files that I have almost forgotten their existence. Most notable is my follow-up log that I've kept between 2001 and 2003. In this log I wrote about many new comers that came to MBF, the conversations we had, how they reacted to Christianity, the issues that they were having and the excuses they gave for not coming to meetings. Most of them just vanished after a few weeks, but we still kept in touch with some of them! A few were even still in MBF today. But reading through all those entries - oh man, how time has passed...