RE: Tablet PC ink is XML
I was extremely impressed that the Tablet PCs have higher resolution, do everything the current notebooks do plus more, and are in the price range of $1500 to $3000, typically around $2000. I personally think that notebooks just died. If anyone looks at a TabletPC, even if they don't use the handwriting features, it seems an obvious choice over a notebook PC. I went yesterday just to have fun at the kickoff, get a teeshirt, and to try to win a TabletPC. I walked away learning a LOT, and viewing the future. Didn't win the TabletPC :-( Pam Ammond Empowering You! website: http://www.empoweringyou.com Please check out the "Wow! Look At Windows XP" book I wrote at http://www.windowsxpbook.com -----Original Message----- From: Dan Mabbutt [mailto:Seigfried@m...] Sent: Wednesday, November 13, 2002 3:32 PM To: xml-dev@l... Subject: RE: Tablet PC ink is XML Checking the MS show schedule, I see that most of the country still hasn't seen the show yet. I was lucky enough to be in one of the early cities. You guys are a tough audience! I have to say that I'm impressed. Sometimes, the best ideas are the simplest ones. Yes, it does handwriting recognition (and very impressively too). I had a hard time making out some of the characters that it got right. But this isn't really what will make it succeed. Probably the biggest advance will come from the STANDARDIZATION (something XML'ers should understand the importance of) of the pen interface through a .NET SDK. Now ... this is not ASCII or even WWW standardization ... this is Microsoft-style "golden rule" (he who has the gold makes the rules) standardization. But it's standardization nonetheless. And given this base to work from, I predict a whole raft of third party applications and the Tablet PC as one of the few bright spots in an otherwise glum Christmas electronic selling season. ("Deck the halls with greed and folly!") If MS pulls this one off, the 'pen' will become a ubiquitous interface much like the mouse is today. Dan Mabbutt ----------------------------------------------------------------- The xml-dev list is sponsored by XML.org <http://www.xml.org>, an initiative of OASIS <http://www.oasis-open.org> The list archives are at http://lists.xml.org/archives/xml-dev/ To subscribe or unsubscribe from this list use the subscription manager: <http://lists.xml.org/ob/adm.pl>
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