The One Note Metaphor for the Tablet PC May Be Too Good

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Today was my first day bringing the Tablet PC to work and I immediately put it to good use. I think that the paper pad metaphor that One Note uses may be implemented too well.

I was diagramming our existing site functionality and flow and had to erase some mistakes I made. So I took the stylus and rubbed the back of it on the screen to erase some of my scribblings.I then proceeded to take the side of my hand and brush the screen off.

Realizing what I had done, I started laughing out loud. It just occurred to me that I was instinctively going through the motion of wiping away the bits of eraser chunks that would normally be on a pad of paper after such intense erasing. The sort of chunks that aren’t created when you’re dealing with digital ink.

I better be careful before I start applying white-out to the screen.

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  1. Avatar for ShawnC
    ShawnC November 23rd, 2004

    Clear indication of sleep deprivation. We're concerned...

  2. Avatar for Kiptonite
    Kiptonite November 23rd, 2004

    Same thing happens to me. I've been using a Tablet PC for seven months. Habits are hard to break.