It's time for me to get a PDA. I need to be able to schedule my time better. I'm going to get the iPAQ with WiFi, Bluetooth, CF and SD.
It will be used for scheduling, storing contact info, of course. Also, I'll have spreadsheets for my classes so I can put in my scores and instantly have at my grade. I need to store passwords and other critical information about computers I fix at school and elsewhere. I hope to build a database so I can have reference to previous problems and solutions.
Wifi will be used for internet access so I can do my thing wherever I may be.
Here's the deal. I'm willing to pay the $400, because I see it as something I'll have with me through college, and thus not a major expense in the long run. I am frugal, however, and like to spend as little money as possible, mainly because it's only trickling in. How would you suggest I ask for a sizeable donation from my parents, other than that which has been mentioned already?
By the way, for all of you out there who would like to contribute to the "Get Michael an iPAQ" fund, feel free to PM me!