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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

No Pens! Squared!

I've arrived home in Portland, and apparently have left behind pens for my two pen based devices: my Tablet PC, and my Motorola Ming smart phone.

Fortunately, the Ming is touch based, so I can use the phone.  Writing notes is a pain.

Fortunately the Tablet PC is a convertible, so I have a keyboard and an ALPS pad, which I am using now.

But it is a pain to be able to leave behind such an essential piece of equipment.  My wife's Tablet PC pen has a tether.


This is a good argument for a touch device like the iPad.  However, I *want* to be able to write and draw. I think that I still need a stylus to draw.  A pen is more precise than my fingers.

Ideal:  a touch screen that can also be used with a stylus made of plastic or wood, for fine work.