Microsoft Courier

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There are some things that I just don’t get. The new MS Courier is one such thing. Check the link, this is basically a book size iPhone/tablet.

Go checkout the video, you’ll notice something that will kill this device.

It uses a pen, to write!

Leaving aside the fact that no OCR program has yet been able to figure out what I am writing (including the one in my brain), using a pen it annoying.

I write about three to four times as fast using a keyboard than using a pen (and I can use both hands). And I don’t write, using archaic pen & paper, much at all. That affect my writing readability when I am using a pen, of course, leading to a feedback cycle.

This pretty much turn me off of the device completely.