Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 29th Apr 2010 20:55 UTC
Microsoft Now this sucks. We've encountered several 'leaks'over the past few months regarding a 'secret' project within Microsoft called Courier. The demonstrations showed a highly innovative dual-touchscreen tablet thingamabob that combined multitouch and pen input to create a completely new user interface. Today, Microsoft confirmed the project's existence (yay!)... By cancelling it (boo!).
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Comment by WinstonEwert
by WinstonEwert on Fri 30th Apr 2010 23:58 UTC
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Why do people always want to think that pens are a good idea? They are way less efficient at input then a keyboard. Pen interfaces are only useful in situations where you cannot use a keyboard for some reason.

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RE: Comment by WinstonEwert
by elmlish on Sat 1st May 2010 16:47 in reply to "Comment by WinstonEwert"
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Pens are fabulous for half of what I do. They are so much better than finger based interfaces. Keyboards are the best for typing, but as far as a pointing device pens are even better than mice in most cases.
Sure, it's not something I'd use to program, but to create art, it's the only way to go.

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