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November 29, 2007


Paul Hillsdon

Interesting, but not things that can't currently be accomplished through other means. I mean, look at the lecture. You could easily just record it on your iPod, or download a podcast version of it, and use voice recognition technology to find an excerpt.

Or, the electronic notes... Microsoft's tried this for several years with their tablets and Note application that used to be part of Office.

It's all about entry cost for the consumer. The product seems to require the special pen and then additional "e-paper". Reminds me more of a children's toy book than a professional device. But it has potential I suppose.


Paul -- Great response; thanks! As I note in my 'update', the tool itself is not specifically what I want, although -- sure -- if it was tossed into my hands and immediately ready for classroom, I could be convinced otherwise.

Instead, I just like the concept of merging multiple media fronts -- and senses -- together so that all content is captured. And in an intuitive manner.

But, thank you for the great points above. Can't argue with any of them.

Sam Jackson

Microsoft Office One Note is still a part of the Office suite; I use One Note 2007 for all my lectures. Not ideal, but very handy and makes people scrawling things into word documents fairly jealous. I gave up and moved into a fully microsoft ecosystem this semester--my windows mobile phone synchronizes notes and outlook data with laptop, everything plays *relatively* nice together and it's handy. Wish more programs could interface, though.

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