Windows has developed what they feel is the next generation of computing, the tablet PC. We’ve seen Bill Gates strongly advocate the tablet as the true “next generation” platform for computing. But I disagree, and here’s why.
I still argue that writing recognition on a tablet isn’t close enough to paper writing. I’ve used a HP Pavillion tx series tablet and what I’ve found is an intuitive hand writing recognition application. I think anything that can translate my handwriting into text is worth appreciating, but it still doesn’t replace the feel and use of paper. I think mainly because it still transforms my writing into text alone. Why not just type then, I’m faster at it anyways?
I know with the Wacom Tablet (PC/Mac) you can maintain your actual handwriting but again the experience takes time getting used to, and is still confined by the limitations of its own application. I know there are people who live by their Wacom tablet as if they were extensions of themselves, for lectures and daily navigating, but I think if we break down the need, we can create a more intuitive system of input.
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