I like the idea myself. <br><br>I would love to be able to do my painting right on the screen rather than on my tablet, specially when doing detailed work. It would be so nice to able to take something with you outside to sketch with. This is MY dream computer.<br><br>
"I did not Pooh Pooh anything.<br>I posted a link for you to read thats all."<br><br>Carp. I simply replied to your response to my post and I said a lot of Mac users Pooh-Poohed it because it wasn't an Apple initiative. I stand by that. But I didn't accuse you of Pooh-Poohing the concept. <br><br>However...You have posted more than once the negatives others have stated. I have yet to see you make any positive statement about it though. That may not be decrying it but you sure haven't seen fit to post anything other than negative.<br><br>I take it you're not convinced it's a good thing then? <br><br>
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>you can use the eraser side of a pencil in the event you lose it and need to use the tablet.<p><hr></blockquote><p>Really? How does that work? I'm intrigued.<br><br>
"Apple would probably make the thing enticing by having features that the PC version doesn't offer"<br><br>Yup. Verrrrry likely. Which is why I'll wait for the Apple version. <br><br>But I'm going to seek out the Toshiba Portege 3500 at the local computer superstore to try it out though. I may yet be disappointed. <br><br>
I mention it might be better to wait for rev2.<br>Was that negative??<br><br>Warning this could be negative;<br>When they get the file sharing to be more accessible to others that don't have the Tablet PC and they don't have to download software to read your files. That would be good.<br><br>
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>I mention it might be better to wait for rev2.<br>Was that negative??<p><hr></blockquote><p>And I remarked that I heeded your warning. Doesn't change the fact that the extracts you quoted were all negatives.<br><br>Yep, it sounds like the file sharing thing could have used file formats already cross-platform. Remember, if anyone wants to read a PDF, or a QT movie etc, they still had to download some software at some point. But you're right, current cross-platform standards would be good. You don't stay still in IT though. Standards change and we are used to upgrading to get the best and latest - 'downloading software', if you will.<br><br>I reiterate Carp, I wasn't pointing the finger at you. There have been a number of posts that have been derisive of the technology and besides iraszl and myself an Marg, not much positive. Has anyone actually tried the thing?<br><br><br><br><P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by MachOne on 11/16/02 03:17 PM (server time).</EM></FONT></P>
No problem big guy.<br>The technology does look like it has potential.<br><br>Someone mentioned over at MC that the tablet writes or creates a ".ink file" which is why a PC user has to download software from MS to read the ink/file. Why MS did not just use a common file like .bmp or something I don't know.<br><br> Has anyone actually tried the thing?<br>Not in the forums that I know of - only the CNN review that I posted the link to, they have tried it. Like any review there are pros and cons, in general since the technology is still a baby CNN says it does have some limitations and MS is working on the file sharing to make it more compatible atleast with PCs.<br><br>Also keep an eye on Sony they to are working on their own Tablet PC which should be out soon.<br><br>
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