[NTLK] Battery life w/ Einstein

Gene Beaird bgbeaird at sbcglobal.net
Tue Apr 29 09:24:40 EDT 2014

I think I did, in the past, but that project stalled trying to find a workable stylus.  I may have to have a second look.  Thanks for the reminder.


Gene Beaird,
Pearland, Texas

On Apr 28, 2014, at 9:36 PM, newtontalk-request at newtontalk.net wrote:

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> Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2014 15:18:05 -0700
> From: John Heinrichs <minicapt1 at mac.com>
> To: newtontalk at newtontalk.net
> Subject: Re: [NTLK] Battery life w/ Einstein
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> Have you checked out the offerings at ?Phatware??
> http://phatware.com/index.php?q=page/writepadpro/ipad#
> Cheers
> John
> ? minicapt1 at mac.com
> On 28 Apr 14, at 15:12, Gene Beaird <bgbeaird at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>> Actually, I used to think in a similar fashion.  I used to have to hand write everything down on paper, then transfer it to electronic copy later.  I did that for my 170-odd page Master's Thesis, and early in my professional career.  I found the time spent in front of a keyboard distracted me from my train of thought, and slowed me down.  The Newton bypassed the paper process, letting my hand write directly to electronic format.  
>> Now, I spend most of the day in front of a keyboard, I now find handwriting to slow me down, and distract me from my train of thought.  That, and I've really gotten out of practice writing.  It IS something you have to practice, or it gets very bad.  
>> Still, I LOVE the portability of the Newton, and used to use it when we were out racing to take notes on car setup and how we ran, and such.  People would walk up and be amazed that (when they recognized it) still used a Newton, or were wondering what I was writing on.  It was great.  Alas, the battery life has gotten so short on it, I have switched over to an iPad.  Hopefully, someone will 'make an app for that' that I can use to write notes directly to notepad, as typing with one finger is very time-consuming.  
>> But yes, I find people discredit certain technologies, or processes, because they don't have a solution themselves.  
>> Gene Beaird,
>> Pearland, Texas

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