Author Topic: Tablet for note taking  (Read 1716 times)

Re: Tablet for note taking
« Reply #25 on: October 14, 2019, 05:14:02 pm »
I had a solution, that worked for a touch-typist. A small device, with a decent keyboard. I'd enter notes while discussing things in the meeting - basically I typed away everything that I thought needed recording, didn't make any attempt at organisation. That could be done later. Keyboard was rigid, so it would work on my lap if I didn't have a table in front of me.

Worked brilliantly, battery life was over a week.

That was a palm pilot with a belkin keyboard.

Not seen a tablet solution as good as that on the market. They are nearly getting there.

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Re: Tablet for note taking
« Reply #26 on: October 14, 2019, 10:56:42 pm »
The Psion 5 was good too...

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Re: Tablet for note taking
« Reply #27 on: October 14, 2019, 11:13:17 pm »
Z88 FTW
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Re: Tablet for note taking
« Reply #28 on: October 14, 2019, 11:48:22 pm »
Z88 FTW

Barakta used those for writing in primary school.  We obtained one to play with in the early noughties, and while it's an impressive relic of its era, the keyboard leaves a lot to be desired.
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Re: Tablet for note taking
« Reply #29 on: October 15, 2019, 12:46:41 am »
Microwriter?  A mid-80s cow-orker used to swear by his, though how he transferred his notes onto our WP system (running on a PDP) is a mystery.
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Re: Tablet for note taking
« Reply #30 on: October 15, 2019, 08:44:43 am »
Reminds me of using a manual card-punch in the 70s.



When I was a callow low-grade programmer I used to toddle off to clients with one of these in one hand and a briefcase full of cards in the other.  I got a gold star for fitting a carrying-handle to it.  We were all expert at fitting mispunched chad back into the holes.
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Re: Tablet for note taking
« Reply #31 on: October 16, 2019, 04:09:35 pm »
Microwriter?  A mid-80s cow-orker used to swear by his, though how he transferred his notes onto our WP system (running on a PDP) is a mystery.
I used one of those very briefly a very long time ago, and even I could get a decent typing speed.
I looked at some of the alternative Android keyboards at one time to see if it had been ported, but none seemed to quite match the elegance of the original.

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Re: Tablet for note taking
« Reply #32 on: October 16, 2019, 07:03:40 pm »
Microwriter?  A mid-80s cow-orker used to swear by his, though how he transferred his notes onto our WP system (running on a PDP) is a mystery.

Those are one of the 'clever' suggestions occupational therapists like to make to barakta when they're so hung up on the arm and wrist bones that they forget to count her fingers.
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Re: Tablet for note taking
« Reply #33 on: October 16, 2019, 07:27:46 pm »
If someone is looking for a basic thingy thing, I scored a Chromebook what was being "given away" as a promotion when I had a clicky moment this morning and preordered a Pixel 4. When it arrives it will be available for, say, 50% of the RRP Not a tablet, mind.

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Re: Tablet for note taking
« Reply #34 on: October 18, 2019, 10:37:16 am »
Microwriter?  A mid-80s cow-orker used to swear by his,

Tom Vernon a.k.a. Fat Man on a Bicycle used one for his general note-taking.
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Re: Tablet for note taking
« Reply #35 on: October 18, 2019, 10:48:12 am »


If you go much further back in time you will soon be recommending the OP uses a tablet such as Moses had for note taking!

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Re: Tablet for note taking
« Reply #36 on: October 18, 2019, 10:58:21 am »


If you go much further back in time you will soon be recommending the OP uses a tablet such as Moses had for note taking!

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