Axiotron finally ships Modbook OS X Tablet
fast forward to the last presentation about the tablet,,,you can write on it and it transforms the text to print
Writing copy and turning into type is built-in to OS X via Inkwell. This program has been around since the early 90's because of the Apple Newton.
Wacom tablets can take advantage of this technology!
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I played with it at Macworld and um, sorry there is no way I would want one of these.
The problem is that if you want to input text, you would either have to use the pen and write (this relies on Apple's Ink Well (old Newton) technology) OR you would have to use a USB or Bluetooth keyboard which defeats the purpose of a tablet.
Don't get me wrong, I really got pretty good at writing on my Newton back in the day, but those were small amounts of text. I couldn't imagine writing this post using inkwell.
Imagine everything you typed in the last 24 hours: emails, URLs in your browser, passwords, etc. and having to write them and hope that the computer could interpret your handwriting correctly.
If this product is really going to be successful, it needs an on screen keyboard. Otherwise it will continue to be a niche product aimed at artists that want to draw or Photoshop users wanting to do retouching. In its current form it's not good enough to replace a laptop or desktop computer or for general computing use.
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The first place I saw this was in an artist mag, so I think the main goal was for it to be an artist's canvas; the "all-in-one" feature is primarily to avoid the "dongle" feeling of being tethered to an external computer (if one only used a Wacom tablet)
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