SURVEY

Brian Smithson (brian@king.ca41.csd.mot.com)
30 May 91 16:44:51 PDT (Thu)

UltraLite Mailing List Survey [created May 30, 1991]
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Purpose
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By taking this survey and summarizing the responses back to the mailing
list, I hope that the mailing list participants will find commonality in
their uses of the UltraLite, or discover new uses, and that discussion
will ensue.

Instructions
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The survey is fairly self-explanatory. For the multiple-choice questions,
fill in the [box] with your selected answer, or delete all answers except
for your selected answer, or by some comprehendable means let me know what
your selected answer is. If I have not provided an appropriate selection,
write it in!

The survey is in three parts:

- Everyone should fill in Part A.
- Fill in Part B only if you currently own an NEC UltraLite. If you own more
than one :-) then submit one survey for each UltraLite, but do not count items
more than once unless you actually have more than one.
- Fill in Part C only if you are considering purchasing an UltraLite.

It's not as bad as it might look. There are only three questions in Part A,
twelve in Part B, and three in Part C. General comments about this survey
can be included at the end of the survey.

Submit your completed response to ultralite-survey@csd.mot.com.
Feel free submit an updated survey response whenever circumstances change.

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Part A - General
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1. This is:

[ ] a. the first time I have responded to this survey.
[ ] b. an update to my previous response to this survey.

2. I currently:

[ ] a. own one or more UltraLite.
[ ] b. am considering purchasing an UltraLite.
[ ] c. neither own nor am considering purchasing an UltraLite.

3. Names of respondents will not be published on the UltraLite list (or
anywhere else). In the event that someone on the list wishes to contact
you based on your survey response, may I provide your name to that person?

[ ] a. Yes.
[ ] b. No, provide that person's name to me and I will make contact.
[ ] c. No.

Part B - Owners
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1. I have a model

[ ] a. PC-17-01 (1MB silicon disk).
[ ] b. PC-17-02 (2MB silicon disk).

2. The main battery is

[ ] a. removable.
[ ] b. not removable. :-(

3. I have the following optional accessories (select all that apply, and
indicate the number if more than one):

[ ] a. 3.5" external floppy drive
[ ] b. parallel port adaptor (separate from the 3.5" floppy drive)
[ ] c. carrying case
[ ] d. battery recharging stand (not the AC adaptor)
[ ] e. extra battery packs, beyond the one which comes with the base unit
[ ] f. extra AC adaptor, beyond the one which comes with the base unit

4. I have the following ROM Card applications (select all that apply):

[ ] a. Lotus 1-2-3
[ ] b. Lotus Agenda
[ ] c. Lotus Metro/Express
[ ] d. WordPerfect
[ ] e. Microsoft Works
[ ] f. XYWRITE
[ ] g. WordStar

5. I have one or more RAM Cards:

[ ] a. yes (indicate number if more than one)
[ ] b. no

6. The most frequent uses of my UltraLite are for (select up to five):

[ ] a. terminal emulation and/or file transfer using modem
[ ] b. note-taking
[ ] c. word processing
[ ] d. spreadsheet work
[ ] e. database work
[ ] f. personal information management
[ ] g. electronic mail
[ ] h. other - specify: _________________________________
[ ] i. other - specify: _________________________________
[ ] j. other - specify: _________________________________
[ ] k. other - specify: _________________________________
[ ] l. other - specify: _________________________________

7. Less frequent uses of my UltraLite are for (select up to five):

[ ] a. terminal emulation and/or file transfer using modem
[ ] b. note-taking
[ ] c. word processing
[ ] d. spreadsheet work
[ ] e. database work
[ ] f. personal information management
[ ] g. electronic mail
[ ] h. other - specify: _________________________________
[ ] i. other - specify: _________________________________
[ ] j. other - specify: _________________________________
[ ] k. other - specify: _________________________________
[ ] l. other - specify: _________________________________

8. I mainly use my UltraLite in the following locations (select up to three):

[ ] a. home or office
[ ] b. classroom
[ ] c. private vehicle
[ ] d. airplane, train, public transit
[ ] e. outdoors
[ ] f. other - specify: _________________________________
[ ] g. other - specify: _________________________________
[ ] h. other - specify: _________________________________

9. I am running the following operating environment (select all that apply;
indicate windowing systems, alternate shells, etc).:

[ ] a. MSDOS 3.3
[ ] b. CED shell
[ ] c. MKS Toolkit
[ ] d. other - specify: _________________________________
[ ] e. other - specify: _________________________________
[ ] f. other - specify: _________________________________

10.The application programs which I use most frequently are (select up to
five and mark with an "R" for ROMcard applications; consider file transfer,
terminal emulation, and e-mail to be applications):

[ ] a. Lotus 1-2-3
[ ] b. Lotus Agenda
[ ] c. Lotus Metro/Express
[ ] d. WordPerfect
[ ] e. Microsoft Works
[ ] f. XYWRITE
[ ] g. WordStar
[ ] h. DGTERM
[ ] i. Procomm
[ ] j. Kermit
[ ] k. other - specify: ---------------------------------
[ ] l. other - specify: ---------------------------------
[ ] m. other - specify: ---------------------------------
[ ] n. other - specify: ---------------------------------
[ ] o. other - specify: ---------------------------------

11.The utility programs which I use most frequently are (select up to five):

[ ] a. UltraLite DOS Manager
[ ] b. UltraLite SETUP
[ ] c. PKLITE
[ ] d. XEQ
[ ] e. Norton utilities
[ ] f. other - specify: ---------------------------------
[ ] g. other - specify: ---------------------------------
[ ] h. other - specify: ---------------------------------
[ ] i. other - specify: ---------------------------------
[ ] j. other - specify: ---------------------------------

12.I purchased my UltraLite (select one; indicate "private" if it was
purchased from a private individual):

[ ] a. New -- from whom?: _________________________________
[ ] b. Refurbished -- from whom?: _______________________________
[ ] c. Used -- from whom?: ________________________________

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Part C - Potential Purchasers
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1. I am considering an UltraLite for the following uses (select up to five):

[ ] a. terminal emulation and/or file transfer using modem
[ ] b. note-taking
[ ] c. word processing
[ ] d. spreadsheet work
[ ] e. database work
[ ] f. personal information management
[ ] g. electronic mail
[ ] h. other - specify: _________________________________
[ ] i. other - specify: _________________________________
[ ] j. other - specify: _________________________________
[ ] k. other - specify: _________________________________
[ ] l. other - specify: _________________________________

2. I would the UltraLite in the following locations (select up to three):

[ ] a. home or office
[ ] b. classroom
[ ] c. private vehicle
[ ] d. airplane, train, public transit
[ ] e. outdoors
[ ] f. other - specify: _________________________________
[ ] g. other - specify: _________________________________
[ ] h. other - specify: _________________________________

3. The applications which would be most important for me are (select up
to five):

[ ] a. Lotus 1-2-3
[ ] b. Lotus Agenda
[ ] c. Lotus Metro/Express
[ ] d. WordPerfect
[ ] e. Microsoft Works
[ ] f. XYWRITE
[ ] g. WordStar
[ ] h. DGTERM
[ ] i. Procomm
[ ] j. Kermit
[ ] k. other - specify: ---------------------------------
[ ] l. other - specify: ---------------------------------
[ ] m. other - specify: ---------------------------------
[ ] n. other - specify: ---------------------------------
[ ] o. other - specify: ---------------------------------

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Comments
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Please include your comments about this survey below. Attach additional
pages of memory if needed :-).

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Submit your completed survey to ultralite-survey@csd.mot.com. Thanks for
participating!

-- 
-Brian Smithson
 Motorola Inc., Computer Group, Commercial Systems Division
 10700 N. De Anza Boulevard, Cupertino, CA 95014 USA, (408)366-4104
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