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« on: September 22, 2009, 05:34:36 PM »

The author here is totally laughing at the MS project because it has a pen - I'm not so sure it should be dismissed that out-of-hand - lots of folks will not worry about it being a pen and the form factor could be downright cool. The book-style would be unexpectedly cool from MS in my opinion, and could offer enough cool that it gives a new Apple tablet a run for it's money. MAYBE.

Dunno - have to see if, like so many rumors, this is anything other than linkbait: http://www.cultofmac.com/microsoft-als-has-a-secret-tablet-project-but-get-this-it-has-a-pen/16981

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« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2009, 05:39:46 PM »

maybe im just a filthy old bastard but i still scribble notes on paper instead of the PC for a couple reasons - 1 i like pens, and 2 sometimes i want to take notes and include little scribbles with them as i am thinking something out which is nowhere near as easy with a mouse on the screen

normally i'll take any opportunity to bash MS but i personally like the pen idea. 

it says right in the article that its a multi-touch screen, right? so how can anyone reasonably assume the pen is the only method for input?  what would the point of a mult-touch screen be if you could only use the pen? Hmmmm?

now get me a beer.
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« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2009, 06:43:16 PM »

normally i'll take any opportunity to bash MS but i personally like the pen idea. 

it says right in the article that its a multi-touch screen, right? so how can anyone reasonably assume the pen is the only method for input?  what would the point of a mult-touch screen be if you could only use the pen? Hmmmm?
I would say it depends on age.
For "texting" I think the world record is like 30 words per minute.
At the speed 1/2 the kids I see text I would say they beat that easy Smiley.
Common complaint of iphone here is u can not get the "speed" for texting on the touch screen.

When the first typewriter came out, people had a hard time adapting to "thinking on keys".
I would say for the immediate market (until people stop using paper and pens) it is a good idea.


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« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2009, 11:21:55 AM »

 ROFLMAO

http://itmanagement.earthweb.com/features/article.php/3840691/Why-Microsofts-Courier-Tablet-Will-Never-Exist.htm

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