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In the old days, I'd carry around a steno notebook to keep my to-do lists, a name and address book for all my contacts, and a calendar for all my appointments. The advent of Act and Outlook software helped a bit, but with the advent of the Palm and other handheld devices, all of these functions work together neatly in a single, tiny device. The newer handhelds are going to be even more practical, because they'll automatically sense a wireless network, meaning you can log on almost anywhere you go.