Re: [NTLK] Quote of the day!

From: Steven Scotten <>
Date: Wed Jul 11 2007 - 12:05:02 EDT

On Wed, Jul 11, 2007 at 08:26:15AM -0600, Grant Hutchinson wrote:
> On Jul 10, 2007, at 4:20 PM, Steve Scotten wrote:
> >> Hwoever, I'm a firm believer that - once trained over time - HWR text
> >> input on the Newton is far superior to any keyboard-based input the
> >> iPhone has at this point - predictive or otherwise.
> >
> > This statement is almost completely meaningless unless you specify
> > what
> > metric you're using to judge superiority. Do you mean speed of input,
> > ease of use, intuitiveness, ease of learning, accuracy, comfort?
> All of the above.

I find that very difficult to believe. Even among the most practiced,
best-"learned" Newt HWR users, Newt HWR is slower than the slowest minikeyboard
typing. For the vast majority of the world, Newt HWR will never be more
accurate, and in ease of learning Newt HWR wins only for the lucky seven people
(all of whom are on this list) in the world who got perfect HWR accuracy out of
the box with no practice whatsoever.

You're just being silly. I hope you're being silly anyhow, because the
alternatives are all unpleasant.


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