Tabby Lives Again

I just flattened and reinstalled Windows on my Tablet PC. Pretty brainless process with the recovery cd. Definitely drives home that I really need to start using Ghost for our other machines. In the meantime, while I wait for the updates to finish I figured I may as well catch up on some blogging which I have been neglecting to do for a while.

The only lame thing is that half of the buttons for the web control panel for my blog don’t show up on Safari (I’m on an ibook) or IE. Doh! I think I am only missing formatting ones anyways so probably no big deal.

6 comments on “Tabby Lives Again

  1. Michael Walter says:

    COol, I always wanted to have a tablet. Is it a useful piece of equipment?

  2. My first response is to say YES it is a very useful piece of equipment. But then I have to restrain myself and factor in that depending on your habits it may or may not be.

    But personally I love it – it has helped me tremendously at work, in meetings, doing research, brainstorming, drafting out new ideas with diagrams, reading (AWESOME for reading) etc.. So you if you are inclined to do any of these things then I think you would love it.

    Also different professions could have great use for them. Anyone that spends a lot of time offsite or away from their desk but are required a lot of note taking would find a tablet very useful. As well I definitely would have killed for one of these babies when I was in school.

    I guess the bottom line is that if you are someone that a) takes a lot of notes b) works in groups or with clients c) drafts diagrams d) does a lot of research e) reads a lot – then a tablet would be a great investment.

    The price for these guys is getting better and better and they are finally being built with some guts to them. There are actually some decent models out now that can serve as a legitimate notebook replacement. The one I have lacks power for heavy duty work (Photoshop for example) but with the newer models on the market that won’t be a problem.

    Hope this long winded ramble helps :)

  3. Michael Walter says:

    Well, since I am about to finish school, and am going to be a Elementary school teacher I cant justify using, or getting one yet… If only I had the money, and if only my girlfriend appreciated a good computer…
    Oh well

  4. Ahh cool a teacher! That was my 2nd choice when I went to University but I chose business instead (sometimes I question that choice).

    Anyhow a tablet may not be a great choice for you right now, however if you visit microsoft’s site you will see that they have prepared a guide for educational users on the tablet pc.

    Who knows it might be a nice “reward” for all your hardwork when you get a new job. Besides the prices on these babies are getting more and more reasonable – so they may be quite affordable by the time you are ready to buy.

    Thanks for the comments!

  5. Michael Walter says:

    Thanks a lot! By the way, I am a friend of Jared Rypkema’s, thats how I found the link to your site. Thanks for that link by the way, it had more than just good info on the Tablet. Lots about intergrating technology with learning, which is what I would like to do as much as possible. By the way, I am a primary/elementary teacher. Taught kindergarten for my intership last year.

  6. Ahh cool – glad you wandered on in then :) You might also find this interesting. Good luck with everything.

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