Re: NTLK Rosetta to be released as InkWell for MacOSX

From: Bill Davis (
Date: Sat Aug 12 2000 - 23:28:56 CDT

On 8/12/00 11:09 PM, NewtonMP [] wrote:

>Anybody have any idea why this is useful? Why would you want to use
>handwriting recognition on a normal computer? IIRC WriteHere Suite allows
>you to use your Newton's handwriting recognition on your desktop (or laptop)
>but I never saw the point of that either. Anyone care to enlighten me?

Here's the top 4 reasons I can think of off hand (with apologies to David

4. If you've got the tablet already for drawing, you may as well be able
to use it for writing too (so as to not have to go back to the keyboard
when you're using the tablet)

3. For people who can't type (or type yet), including kids (BIG Apple

2. For people who aren't comfortable with computers or to whom writing
is more comfortable/natural than typing, or who can't type (perhaps those
with carpal tunnel syndrome or some other disability that makes typing a

And the number one reason:

1. Think G4 Slate Mac

 - Bill

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