Ed, Aside from my personal desires, I do not see this as business critical for IBM/Lotus today, but I do see a shift in what users will come to expect in the future. I agree that, in the business, market Tablets are still niche oriented and vertical market. However, the once-large price difference between a laptop and a Tablet PC form factor has diminished rapidly. As it does, more tablets will be sold and more people will expect to use their applications with a tablet.
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Tracy Hooten, of the Student Tablet PC, recently wrote this detailed post about the power in the simplicity Journal as a tool for note-taking with digital ink. (I had the privilege to work with Tracy last year during our 8-week paperless challenge. Details here.)
Tracy blogs about how she's returned to Microsoft Journal and she offers four reasons why:
1. StabilityTracy's article describes both the beauty of the Tablet PC platform and the power we can find in simplifying our tool set.
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With as much progress as the Tablet PC continues to make with education, health care, legal, etc., it continues to surprise me as to how few business applications are ink-enabled. By ink-enabling, I'm referring to converting a note field to accept both ink and text, adjusting fields for context awareness so the TIP can be used more effectively, etc....
1. Lotus Notes
2. Adobe Acrobat
Did I mention Lotus Notes?
What business application would you love to see ink-enabled?
Post a comment here, or on GottaBeMobile.com.
12 days ago, I shared Robert Peake's secret to success with e-mail. What we both thought was a humorous IM chat (posted here) is now spreading around the blogosphere, thanks in part to getting Scobleized.
Since then, the number of people blogging about why (or why not) deleting emails that take longer than 2 minutes to process is a good idea continues to grow by the hour.
It looks like I touched a raw nerve here.
As Robert Scoble wrote in his Scobelizer comment thread:
...you do realize it’s only a joke, right?
It’s what we all WISH we could do, but can’t.
Despite the fact that Robert and I and other have pointed out that this was a tongue-in-cheek post in the comment threads, many bloggers have not taken the time to read the comments and are blogging away with their thoughts and ideas on the merits or demerits of deleting any email that will take longer than 2 minutes to handle.
For the record, I am NOT advocating that anyone summarily delete emails that they think take longer than 2 minutes to process.
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Here's what I don't understand:
Why should ANY application be "ink-enabled"?
The way Microsoft have approached the Tablet PC is all wrong in this regard: ink-enabling should be an OS-level abstraction. Applications should just take advantage of what the host operating system offers, using its input managers and what-have-you. It seems crazy to me that the OS vendor is relying on application developers to push *their* technology in this way.
I'm sure MS have their reasons for tackling the Table PC like this, but I must be missing something big time...
Yes, Ben, you've missed something.
So did IBM and the Lotus Notes team.
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Today's Nick Duffill, began by presenting his Productivity Formula:
Effectiveness = Knowledge x Focus2
- Prioritization is the key to progress - identify the important things to do, not just the urgent (e.g. the Covey approach)
- A To-Do list does not show you what to do - it simply lists what you can do, which is why understanding your priorities is so important.
- A Project-based approach does not have to mean "Project Management." As Stephen Covey taught us to "begin with the end in mind," funnel time lines for project-based planning are a more powerful planning tool than traditional list-making.
- Project dashboards present a specific viewpoint, purpose, and time frame.
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The Toshiba M400 is a nice Tablet PC and were it not for the challenges of getting good support from Toshiba I would recommend the M400 to anyone looking for a powerful Tablet PC. Of course, I warned my client that as soon as he purchased his new Toshiba M400, Lenovo would probably announce the X60.
You guessed it...
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If you are interested in Mind Mapping and specifically how to use MindManager to manage your projects and actions GTD-style, you're in for a real treat.
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to get me to buy a Mac, Michael's just launched a new line of apparel for clueless Mac users.
David Allen and I began using Lotus Notes long before The David Allen Company first opened its doors. Over the years, I've not only learned for myself what works and what does not, I've had the privilege to watch other highly productive people use Lotus Notes effectively. I think Kelly's done a great job of collecting some this wisdom in one place.
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I was not too involved in the robot design, other than to show them how to map out the features that they wanted their robot to accomplish and to encourage them to design an integrated robot with no detachable parts.
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If a sender, clients, family, & friends included, can't tell me why I should open an email in the subject, I delete it. It's their fault for not gaining my interest and differentiating their email from the 300+ junk emails I receive daily.
Subjects like: "billing," "software update," and "Scott's computer" don't cut it. Instead, I encourage my clients and friends to be more creative in their subject lines. Example:
"Eric, please review billing for November. I need your approval by Friday."
"I've installed MindManager on David's computer. No action required."
"Jack's Tablet PC arrived; Are you available to meet with him Tues?
Of course, this rule works two ways; I'm still training myself to improve my own subject line habits.
MindJet recently posted an update on this topic. If this problem affects you, I encourage you to keep in touch with MindJet.
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I hope you'll visit their team web site and offer a few words of encouragement.
The competitions begin this week and continue for the next 4 weeks. To follow all of the excitement, you'll want to add these links to your RSS reader:
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One of the tools that I've looked at off and on over the years is TheBrain by The Brain Technologies. Tonight, I had a fascinating conversation with CTO and Co-Founder, Harlan Hugh and Shelley Hayduk (VP Mktg & Sales). We discussed the genesis for TheBrain and how Harlan came to design the brain 15 years ago, based on the associative thought process of the brain. For those of you into mind mapping, TheBrain is not your traditional mind-mapping/diagramming tool - at least not in the sense of the Buzan model or MindJet's MindManager.
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