April 2005 - Posts

Size Matters? Maybe, for an Artist
Sat, Apr 23 2005 11:27

When it comes to sketching on a Tablet PC size probably matters. With the recent announcement of the Toshiba Tecra M4, the most compelling new specification (for me) was the screen resolution / size. (1400 x1050 on a 14” screen).  There are lots of other interesting differences (physical size, weight, video processor, cpu, optical drive), but for today I will focus on screen resolution / size matters.

Join me as I contemplate the question: Does Size Matter?

Link: Size Matters - Artist

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If I Knew Then What I Know Now - Part II - Investments
Thu, Apr 21 2005 1:08

Continuing those notes to self, if I could post a letter back in time, this time I'm trying to prepare myself for some of the harder-to- quantify aspects of Tablet PC ownership. Let's talk about investments.

 

 

 

Link: If I knew then, what I know now... Part II - Investments

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If I Knew Then, What I Know Now
Wed, Apr 13 2005 1:12
Take the Time Machine back to the artilcle

Here's a collection of thoughts I would put in a letter and send to myself in a time machine. The date: A couple of weeks before I purchased my first Tablet PC.

Link: If I Knew Then, What I Know Now

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Mixing Metaphors Part II
Thu, Apr 7 2005 0:51

click to see the article

Here's another example of how having the Tablet PC made it easier to discuss a concept during a lecture. By the way, the previous article about mixing metaphors came about spontaneously under the same circumstances.

Can you guess how I used (and now continue to use)  this sketch in a teaching environment? Follow the link below and let me know what you think.

Link: Mixing Metaphors - Part II

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Mixing Metaphors - Part I Explained
Wed, Apr 6 2005 0:52

click to see the article including ideas on how to interprete the colours in the gridA few days ago I asked:

Can you guess how I use this diagram (below and left)  in a teaching environment?

click to see the article including ideas on how to interprete the colours in the grid

I've continued that article with some ideas.

Link: Mixing Metaphors (scroll down to “First Solution”)

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Are Tablet PCs Too Expensive?
Mon, Apr 4 2005 21:26

see how I got to this placeHow often have you read or thought that Tablet PCs will not enter the mainstream until the price comes down.

Let's ponder that awhile and explore the question,
"Are Tablet PC's too expensive?" Today let's ponder ...

Compared to What?

I think it is a tragic failure of logic to look at a Tablet PC and see a portable computer. This will be the first of several  mini-articles addressing the question.

Link:  Too Expensive? Compared to what?

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Experience Pack for Tablet PC
Mon, Apr 4 2005 3:15

Download the Experience Pack for Tablet PC

Click the image to find out more!

A few notes:

There was another flurry of speculation when the old Snipping Tool Powertoy disappeared from the Microsoft site on Friday.

Look for an review on TabletPCBuzz later today.

Enjoy!

What IS a Tablet PC?
Sat, Apr 2 2005 23:24

You have to wonder, if Tablet PCs are so great, why don't we see more of them in day-to-day life. You rarely see them in peoples' arms, in lecture halls, libraries or at a conference table. You might see one in an Internet CafĂ©, but you probably won't.

Could it be that even those that have one just haven't found a way to define it. We don't have a virtual machine model or common understanding to share.

Join me while I ponder this.

Link: What IS a Tablet PC?

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Got Ink?
Fri, Apr 1 2005 12:46

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