[LINK] iPad - where's the pad?
graham at austlii.edu.au
Fri Jan 29 11:46:25 EST 2010
The app that is missing for me is that I expected a writing pad /
note pad on which I could use some type of pen to make written notes
in meetings, lectures etc and save them for later filing on my Mac.
Would be nice if some form of handwriting recognition worked well
enough to produce a draft, when it was important enough to want to
distribute to others (minutes of meetings etc) but for most purposes
(with memories of Newton) saving handwritten notes would do fine.
Anyone reckon this is in the 'coming soon' list?
At 11:32 AM +1100 29/1/10, Birch, Jim wrote:
>Ivan Trundle wrote:
>> Apple doesn't enter markets with this philosophy: they build features
>incrementally, and only if they believe that it can work in the whole >
>Right. Apple aren't trying to replace any of their existing products.
>They want current owners of an iMac/iBook and an iPhone to buy one of
>these TOO. It's an Internet/reader/games device you can carry around
>easily, around the house probably. Someone will take it rock climbing
>and connect a wild amount of stuff to it, everyone else won't. This
>isn't a Stilgerrian type 3 box.
>A camera will appear for sure, but likely for video applications rather
>than pointing the iPad at things and clicking. It's the wrong shape,
>sorry form factor. Multitasking will arrive too I guess, but it would
>stress the first run OS, and encourages people to install always-on
>applications that suck the battery. As always, incremental feature
>lists create upgraders.
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