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Techie Toys

Boot Camp feature for Thursday, June 17, 1999

Techie toys for dads and grads. I'm Fred Fishkin with Bootcamp, a report on computers and technology. If you're sending a card out for Father's Day by email, you can download a last minute gift too. If golf is his game and there's a Palm Organizer in his pocket, ultraCaddie software for the Palm will do everything but carry the clubs. It's made by a company called 3Wedge, where avid golfer and president Richard McCaffrey says there are four different features...

"One is an electronic club selector, it also has a scorecard, a professional stats tracker and for all those who like to have a little side game, it keeps track of all your side games or bets."

Golfing Palm users will love it. The price...about sixty dollars. You can find it at ultracaddie.com. Another great downloadable program for Palm users is called Documents To Go from Dataviz...where Kristin Moriarty says it lets you carry all kinds of digital documents in the palm of your hand...

"We work with Word, Excel, WordPerfect. On the Macintosh side we work with Claris Works as well. Lotus 1,2,3, there's a number of different formats."

. DocumentsToGo sells for under forty dollars. For the same price you can hold anohter nifty piece of technology in your hand. The Radar Ball from Rawlings. A built in LCD screen tells you how fast you've thrown it. A word of caution...hit it with a bat and you void the warranty.