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Building Tablet PC Applications by Philip Su, Rob Jarrett

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Chapter 1. Tablet Computing Comes of Age

So you want to be a Tablet PC software developer! We’re encouraged by your enthusiasm, which we quite heartily share. Of late, there has been much interest in the press regarding Microsoft’s Tablet PC, and indeed the interest is well deserved. There are a lot of exciting possibilities for the Tablet PC, many of which are yet to be discovered and developed by people like you.

But first we must acknowledge that tablet computing is not a new idea. In fact, it’s not even new to Microsoft, which about a decade ago made its first foray into the world of tablet computing with Windows for Pen Computing (Pen Windows). Others have made excursions into the same territory in the past few years, some notable, some quickly ...

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