[NTLK] No New Newt, epaper witn pen

From: Stephan Weber <ashkelon_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue Jan 29 2008 - 13:31:21 EST

>Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2008 21:56:56 -0700
>From: "Scott Rogers" <srogers@gmail.com>
>Subject: Re: [NTLK] No New Newt, epaper witn pen
>Simple: it is usually more convenient to write than to type.
>> Why should computers
>> be more like e-paper with a pen, when nearly everyone >can type much
>> more quickly with a keyboard?

I've been using slate tablets for years now. while I like the keyboard
for some things, I've even gone so far as to handwrite java code
changes and db2 command line, etc. You get used to writing again
pretty fast -- a couple days of hand-cramps and the facility comes

And that's using MS Tablets. I do have a usb rollup keyboard, but I
rarely use it.

What's great about handwriting? In my job, I spend a lot of time
interviewing people and taking notes. I could use a laptop, but...

It's noisy. Handwriting is quiet.

And I can draw pictures at will. And very precisely.

The slate is compact. It doesn't take up as much real estate on a
table or on a plane, train or other cramped location.

It's unobtrusive. People often don't realize it's a pc at all. There
is no screen blocking my view or theirs, and I'm looking at them while
I write (with no clatter).

Yes, my keyboard is fast, but fast isn't everything.

I also know how to use chording keyboards, and have a left-handed
bluetooth FrogPad (not chording, one handed), which is great when I
need to use both the pen and a keyboard at the same time.


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