Tuesday, July 31, 2007

What's really got me excited…
While Sumocat's (http://www.sumocat.blogspot.com/) Build 52v.2 (http://www.markandtanya.us/scribbles/Build52v2.html) has got me
excited about blogging (only those who have
plunged into the depths of ink can understand
the euphoria I'm feeling writing in my own
handwriting and knowing it is going to be
published as such with hyperlinks on the
web), I am really excited and overwhelmed
with anticipation at the advent of
two revolutionary technologies. The first
one is Livescribe (http://www.livescribe.com/index.html), a smart-pen from the
Guy who invented the leapfrog learning tool
for children. Livescribe (http://video.allthingsd.com/?bcpid=716692140&bclid=909803988&bctid=932887791) sounds absolutely
crucial. Basically, with the pen and special
digitized paper you will be able to write as you
normally would with pen and paper, but your Notes
would be transferable to a computer. That's
nothing new the Logitech Io (http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/mice_pointers/digital_pen/devices/408&cl=us,en)can do that, but
this pen has a mic and a special camera that
captures and coordinates sound recording with
your handwriting. So, if I am taking notes I
can record my voice or the voice of a lecturer,
professor and go back later and tap the text
and it will play back exactly what was being
said when I wrote that particular word. Isn't
that awesome?" This gadget would be a must
have for any college student. I gotta have one.
The second technology I'm feeling and
can't wait to get my hands on is Inkseine (http://research.microsoft.com/users/kenh/).
Inkseine (http://www.patrickbaudisch.com/projects/inkseine/index.html) is a new inking application for
tablet pc's from Microsoft. It looks like it will
substantially enhance the inking experience
across the gamut of tablet pc note taking
and inking applications. Watch videos of Livescribe (http://www.livescribe.com/sneakpeek/index.html) and Inkseine (http://research.microsoft.com/users/kenh/papers/InkSeine-release.wmv)

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1 Comment:

Makalani said...

Very nice post, and I'm loving most of the changes you've made to your blog. Thought you might want to check out Flock, which is another web browser based on the Firefox engine. It is blogger and multi-media friendly. When I was actively keeping a blog I used to post directly from my browser.

Also, after surfing around your site for awhile I got a little annoyed that the video would start up again every time I navigated to a new page on your blog. Maybe there's a way to tweak that.

While I think it's incredibly cool that you can post these "live" pictures of your handwriting, it seems like they don't feed as smoothly to a newsreader. For instance, when I go to my built-in reader in Flock (where I subscribed to your blog) it shows your last post to be July 10th.

Many times technology is only as effective as people's adaptation of it. I've always thought you had important things to say and I just hope that you don't miss some of your potential audience by being too advanced.

Anyway, keep blogging, bro. I, for one, will click the few extra times to find your latest post. Above all, I'm only trying to be helpful; please don't mistake me for a "seed killer." Ugghhhh!

Peace and blessings.