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The (Electronic) Pencil is Mightier than the Keyboard

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Max The Magnificent   2/27/2017 12:22:47 PM
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@Kevin: ...The new iPad with the pencil comes pretty close to the feel of writing on paper.  It's not as romantic, to be sure...

In 100 years time, using a stylus on an iPad will seem like ancient technology

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Max The Magnificent   2/27/2017 12:08:49 PM
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@Kevin: I'm about to get one of these.  Heretofore I've always made copius notes on engineering paper....

You're about to get what? An Apple Pencil, or an iPad Pro, or...?

I'm really looking forward to hearing how you get on -- I was using mine yesterday evening and loving it!

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Kevin Neilson   2/25/2017 1:04:50 PM
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I'm about to get one of these.  Heretofore I've always made copius notes on engineering paper.  I spend a lot of time converting formulae to circuit diagrams with all the pipeline stages made explicit.  I have to do this because synthesizer tools are still poor, which I used to complain about, but now see as job security.  FPGA companies, please continue doing what you are doing.  I like drawing these diagrams, but if I want to email them I have to scan them, I end up with reams of notes that are difficult to search, and major editing is difficult.  The new iPad with the pencil comes pretty close to the feel of writing on paper.  It's not as romantic, to be sure.  Who imagines FL Wright with a big iPad at his drafting table, Claude Shannon taking notes with a stylus, or Hemingway tapping away on a screen?

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Max The Magnificent   2/24/2017 3:57:47 PM
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@Antedeluvian: ...I have report on using Notes Plus (plus the Apple pencil and the iPad Pro) as a replacement for a project notebook...

That's wonderful -- I played with Notes Plus a year or so ago, but I was using my finger as the writing implement, which skewed my impressions.

My gut feel is that Notes Plus is the more powerful app, but MyScript is really easy to learn and use -- since you already have the Apple Pencil, if you download MyScript for free, I'd love to hear your thoughts, and I look forward to reading tyour column on Embedded.com

 

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antedeluvian   2/24/2017 3:07:52 PM
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Max

For my next blog (for March) on embedded.com I have report on using Notes Plus (plus the Apple pencil and the iPad Pro) as a replacement for a project notebook. I do think it's sufficiently different from this blog to warrant going ahead with its publication, but since you're the editor you get to decide...

Watch for it in your inbox.

When and if it gets published I will add the link here.

 

In the meantime I will take a look at Nebo.

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