Well, there was a lot of interest in the iPad discussion I started on Friday, with hundreds of people viewing the post, and several interesting comments either put after the post or sent to me in email. Note taking to the device via handwriting seemed to be a major thing that people are keen on, and I admit that it is also something that, as I said in the Friday post, made me see the device firmly as a primary work tool here on out. But some are unsure, perhaps unconvinced. So, I decided to reply to many of the comments by writing a letter, including a diagram of sorts. I did it on screen, while riding the bus home, using the excellent program Note Taker HD that I told you about in the post, mostly in “edit 2″ mode, allowing for compact and relatively neat writing with just my finger. Here it is (just click on an image of a page for a larger view, and be warned that a few full stops (periods) at the end of sentences did not show up so well in the images):
(I wrote it on the bus in the early evening, but only got around to writing this post later in the evening.)
I forgot to address other concern. Battery life. Not had a problem… not even close. I’ve used it for a huge amount of a working day each day and get home (or back to my hotel) with charge to spare. That included reading a novel for long stretches at various points.
I hope that answers various questions!
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