"Douchebag" tag please. that seems to be the target population both companies are fighting to secure.
There are so many wrong things with the workflow on this.
Hell, I don't know. Maybe the future IS giant phones.
How much improvement does my penmanship require to use this gadget? Why am I writing URLs when I could type them faster? Why does pinching move me to a different work space rather than zooming?
Will it work seamlessly with the Zune?
I love any gadget that seems impossibly un-intuitive and retarded.
I think the best day of my life was when I realized how much easier it was to print out a calendar and mark it up than use some Google spreadsheet nonsense.
All of these use cases seem either contrived or single-purpose. I just can't see this UI working out without a demo script to drive it all.
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"This project will be my life for the next few weeks" is a statement that should only be said while crying over the list of things you wanted to do with your life.
I just want a cheap, affordable, portable, "starving artist" priced tablet to draw on. If this brings me closer to that, then call me a fucking douche. I'm jumping on this segway powered bandwagon.
Tablet PCs are great for sketching and note-taking. I love having everything I've drawn or painted since 1999 in a 4 pound box I can take anywhere. Great for music production too.
I don't know what your starving artist threshold is, but you can get a really solid used tablet for around $600. You just want to make sure you get one with a Wacom digitizer.
Tablets are great for doctors.
And it's time someone came up with a better solution than slapping a touch screen on a UI designed for a mouse. For instance, having two "pages" seems like an easy way to keep multiple programs. Of course, it's not terribly flexible, since you only get 2.
Every couple of years MS introduces some "daring" new hardware design like Origami or Surface. But they always have better success doing me too stuff. There's nothing wrong with that. In the end most of the public just wants a cheaper version of what they're already used to.
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