Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 10th Feb 2008 22:20 UTC
Microsoft Ken Hinckley from Microsoft Research has unofficially put together a prototype Tablet PC note-taking application designed and built from ground up around the pen. InkSeine (rhymes with 'insane'), which gives you the ability to easily search the web or your local computer directly from your ink. Although it's scheduled for a public release on February 15, 2008, Microsoft insists that it is not intended for public consumption: "InkSeine is a research demonstration only, and is not a Microsoft product, nor is it intended to become a product. It is just something we built as a pure research project to explore novel pen and ink functionality."
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What they really need now is
by Jesuspower on Mon 11th Feb 2008 02:56 UTC
Jesuspower
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2006-01-28

A new user interface. I think it is incredibly ridiculous to have a mouse cursor based interface with a tablet. You need an interface for the pen. Some of the ideas here could go towards that.

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Flatland_Spider Member since:
2006-09-01

I agree. The paradigm has changed with the pen, but the UI devs still treat it like a mouse. It's understandable why they do that, but that way of thinking is really limiting.

It's not like this wouldn't transfer over to the a desktop with a wacom tablet.

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