The Tablet PC as a Social Instrument

I’m not suprised at the result of this post on Thinking on the Margin, as I’ve seen it myself many times. Brian Hollal has discovered that a Tablet PC can attract a crowd in ways unlike non-Tablet PCs, and indeed spur a social moment. More importantly, he discovered that when it attracts children, they seem to immediately “get it” and are able to pick up the pen and get to Inking in ways that might take an adult a moment or two to figure out.

As I rant and rave about Microsoft’s woeful marketing of Tablet PCs and Ultra Mobile PCs, once again, this points to one area that they really need to focus on. Get Tablet PCs in the hands of kids.