I just downloaded ritePen and riteMail, after reading Cameron's advice and listening to The Tablet PC Show. I'm a terrible handwriter so I don't use my Tablet much for writing, but I love annotating and MindMapping. I haven't been using the pen much recently so I thought I'd revive my interest.
Now riteMail has something in it I haven't seen before. You draw a circle or square or any other geometric object and the software corrects it to a perfect shape. Now that's cool, because you can draw diagrams and link them with lines. Have I missed something here or is this the only software that does this for a Tablet?
And it set me thinking. Scoble, yes you Robert Scoble (he tells us to write about him in our weblogs and he'll pick it up, so let's see if this works!!), do you think that if Microsoft is serious about the Tablet, they could add simple circle drawing software to PowerPoint and Word, and add a bit of something to Outlook. I know Microsoft would have to divert vast resources to each of these separate programmes, but what else have they got to do, other than write bloatware, and worry about security?
Many of us don't want to go back to the pen, but things which help us to draw and express, that's where the money is.