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Tablet PC Quick Reference by Jeff Van West

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Introduction

Why Use a Tablet PC?

"I don’t even know where my laptop is [anymore]. I think I lent it to someone."

– Erik Fox, Tablet PC Team when asked if he regularly used his tablet.

Before the Tablet PC ever entered the market, much was written lauding and lambasting the technology, often in the same review. On the positive side, the reviewer would point out the extreme portability, the simplicity of pen interface, and the great potential in using your handwriting for data entry. Almost invariably, the same reviewer would then focus on the errors in handwriting recognition and the limitations of a pen versus a keyboard. While the technology was undoubtedly cool, most people seemed to view it as a novelty worth a few extra dollars on the price ...

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