Re: Seeking suggestions for rainforest computing

Karen Szala-Meneok (a7526003@MCMAIL.CIS.MCMASTER.CA)
Wed, 23 Feb 1994 18:05:59 -0500

I'm not sure if this email address is good but give it a try to see if
you canget some advise from other computer users who have the special
problems of cultural anthropologists..
Computer Assisted Anthroropology News (CAAN)
Dept of Soc and Anth
Oakland Univ
Rochester, Mi. 48309-4401

I'm sending this to the list so that if others have a more reliable
address or if there are other members of (CAAN) your search can be made
more easy....
All the best, let us know if this helped...
Karen Szala-Meneok

On Mon, 21 Feb 1994, William T. Vickers wrote:

> I am preparing for another field trip to the Amazon and would welcome
> suggestions concerning workable solutions for computing under harsh conditions
> (i.e., very high humidity, frequently unclean conditions, and no electrical
> service). What I envision is a setup invovling a notebook computer, a portable
> printer, solar panels, and plastic bags and silica gel (for protection against
> humidity). Despite precautions I have had problems in the past with tape
> cassettes and super 8 film cassettes (the humidity caused the tapes and film
> to swell), and I am concerned that the same thing might happen with floppy
> disks.
> I would appreciate any tips on which equipment has worked well under similar
> conditions, as well as information on the use of solar panels (and supply
> sources).
> --
> --Thanks. Bill Vickers