Re: Future of Technical Writing (PEN based Technology)

Subject: Re: Future of Technical Writing (PEN based Technology)
From: dagmar -at- INFORAMP -dot- NET
Date: Mon, 21 Nov 1994 09:05:43 -0500


All of what you said was true but remeber a keyboard is
intended for multiple person use. While a pPEN based unit is a
personal organizer now. Granted if the role of PEN based
technology is to change then the recognition must be improved
for a great variety of letter types and styles.

Mear Bell
Pen Technologies Canada.

murphy!acmcr!vr -at- uunet -dot- uu -dot- net (Vicki Rosenzweig ) wrote:

>A close friend of mine was working on a pen-based word
>processor a while ago. While it certainly is an
>appealing technology, there were some real
>disadvantages, specifically that the software had to be
> trained to work with the individual user (unlike a
>keyboard, where anyone can press the "t" key and get a
>t) and would then react badly to someone else. He
>brought it home and let me try it at one point, and I
>wrote a word with a double t in it: the system
>interpreted this as a capital H (because the lines
>(and order of lines) he used for H were very close to
>what I used for tt, and there was no good way to
>correct it. There may have been some progress since
>then, and for some purposes you might not mind that
>the system becomes user-specific, but I wouldn't call
>it a mature technology. (I would also note that I
>don't think I'm ususual in being able to type
>signicantly faster than I can handwrite.)

>Vicki Rosenzweig
>vr%acmcr -dot- uucp -at- murphy -dot- com
>New York, NY

dagmar -at- inforamp -dot- net
Pulp Fiction

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