Patrick Logan is not impressed with the Tablet PC:
The software sucks. Badly. Really, the pen interface seems slapped on top of the typical mouse-based Windows. And the total experience is *horribly* schizophrenic. The pen/tablet experience is trying to get along with its mouse-based alter ego, but they just seem uncomfortable with each other. Their like relatives who see each other once every year or so. They have something in common, but no deep understanding of each other.
Hmm. This is a slightly less rave review than I've seen from the Tablet evangelists. I'll take a look eventually, but:
- Even if the software is flawless
- And the price differential is only $500 (as Scoble says it will be)
I'm not going to shell out $500 extra for the ability to write slowly on a small screen. I don't touch type, and I still type faster than I write. This is looking a lot like a solution desperately in search of a problem to solve....