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Consumer Gadgets: 50 Ways to Have Fun and Simplify Your Life with Today’s Technology…and Tomorrow’s by Nicholas D. Evans

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Chapter 43. Digital Pen and Paper

If you thought most computers were moving you away from traditional pen and paper, you’re probably right. Personal computers, tablet PCs, and personal digital assistants (PDAs) all require us to take notes by using the computer keyboard or via speech or handwriting recognition, and then to read our notes on the computer monitor or screen. Even eBooks aim to reduce paper and replace conventional books by giving us an electronic screen from which to navigate and read digital versions of our favorite books and magazines.

However, some of the technologies on the horizon actually seek to give us back our paper and pens. Technologies such as digital paper and pens allow us to use the familiar writing techniques that ...

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