[NTLK] Battery life w/ Einstein
bradwart at gmail.com
Mon Apr 28 13:05:47 EDT 2014
HWR has its benefits, though my MP130 consistently refuses to play nice with my handwriting, especially my lowercase a. The eMate does a better job, but I can't carry that around all day and not look ridiculous pulling it out to write a note.
On Apr 28, 2014, at 9:53 AM, Lord Groundhog wrote:
> ~~~ On 2014/04/28 17:22, Noah Leon at moosefuel at hotmail.com wrote ~~~
>> "The main thing I miss from my Newton is
>> its integrated HWR, and especially the NotePad. Man, I used that thing like
>> crazy. It was my main usage--and to get things from there into the other
>> parts of the system (to dos, calendar, addresses, or into a document on my
>> hard drive, or email, etc.) IMO, if we could just replicate the Notepad on
>> a modern platform, that would be the win."
>> I agree. The intelligent assistant made the Notepad all-powerful. The best
>> note-taking app I've found for a modern device is Notability for iPad (with
>> a good Adonit stylus). Unfortunately, there is no HWR at all, and so no
>> intelligence whatsoever. I find I think "differently" using a pen than when
>> I am typing or even talking to an assistant like Siri. It's a more creative
>> process, especially writing cursive. It's a shame that no modern device
>> exists around that way of working (with a pen). The newt was great because
>> the HWR was not an afterthought, but it interacted with the user in a fluid
>> way that makes current devices seem clunky. I wonder what could possibly
>> change all that. Children nowadays often don't write at all, but only tap
>> away at keyboards. I think we are really missing something by losing the
>> process of writing.
> I'll spare anyone here who already has heard any of my previous rants on the
> advantages of handwriting and the glories of the Newton because it lets us
> keep writing when using an electronic gizmo. Suffice it to say, I agree.
> The heart of my thesis is this: the kinaesthetic advantages of handwriting
> have been too easily dismissed for the sake of ...well, something or other,
> but for those determined to carry on in this electronic age either with
> printing or writing in long-hand rather than typing or dictating to
> someone/something else, the Newton is the real deal.
> I haven't seen anything definitive to prove the second half of my proposal
> (not that I need anything so mundane as proof), but now the first half is
> practically scientific, so it must be true:
> Long live hand-writing! Bring back the Newton!
> Please note: all attempts to dispute this point or indicate that exceptions
> should be recognized, to quote contrary evidence or critique their
> methodology, or to suggest that much more research is necessary before
> conclusions can be drawn, as well as attempts to heap scorn, throw
> brickbats, or otherwise dissuade me from this argument, are to be directed
> to Vladimir Putin. He won't listen to you either but maybe it'll distract
> him enough for him to go away and leave Ukraine alone. Or maybe he'll just
> infiltrate your neighbourhood with disguised troops, take over your life,
> and declare that you are a threat to Russian interests. Whatever. At least
> you won't be arguing with me.
> If you do somehow find me and start an argument, you will be attacked
> instantly by thousands of poutine-eating, coffee-drinking, bazooka-wielding
> groundhogs. They are relentless and you will suffer much. You've been
> Have a nice day!
> ~~~ ~~~ ~~~
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> -- ref.: Arthur C. Clarke
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