Some people seem to think that I was sounding the death gong for the tablet PC the other day. Let me point out that the first 6 words of the title were The Tablet PC Has Not Failed!
My strong and passionate conviction is that pen and touch interfaces are here to stay and that a wider suite of Natural Input technologies will be increasingly important in the future. Tablet PC is alive and well.
I also know that software that leverages the pen is critical and this is where we are lagging at the moment – but that is a problem that can be fixed. The Tablet PC as it exists today is full of untapped potential. that’s great! That is much better than having a platform with no potential! All we need are some innovative applications. Or should I say some more innovative applications! Some of the applications that do exist today can change the way you work and make you much more effective and productive. I for one could not even contemplate having a pen challenged computer (aka a laptop) as my main mobile computing device.
Clearly Rob shares this view…
Don’t break out the black suit, drums, and saxaphone just yet – Tablet isn’t dead and it won’t be dying any time soon.