Iggy’s Always In Love

 Iggy Kin is the philosopher-king of the inkerati. He obviously loves to just think about stuff and how it relates. Although I’m sad to see his “Tablet PC Hep” blog go away, he’s got an interesting new blog that’s actually really firing up my brain about smart clients and Tablets. He’s blogging in ink in OneNote, and then he does a kind of “header” in a blogging client I guess he wrote. And then he also includes a Word file, just for the full-text searching, I guess.

What’s just bullet-in-the-head obvious about it, though, is how good OneNote is. And how easy is it to clink a link and open Iggy’s content in OneNote (of course, I’d be much less likely to do this if OneNote had macros).  Meanwhile, I’m spending my working hours slaving away on an Ink-based Wiki and just thinking “Man, why can’t I just do a smart client?”

I am not sorry that I love great technology, I love .NET, Google, Bloglines and the tablet PC
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Rumor: Microsoft to launch low cost Tablet PC

 According to ActiveWin, Armin Cremerius-Gunther, Windows division head for Microsoft Germany, announced Tuesday that Microsoft intends to launch its own Tablet PC.  The article also states that Microsoft’s intention is to sell the Tablet PC for less than 1200 euros.  Microsoft realizes that the high costs of current Tablet PCs… via [jkOnTheRun]

I don’t believe it. The consequences of Microsoft getting into the system hardware space would be so seismic that I just can’t believe they’d do it. Now, a Microsoft digital pen a la the Io, I’d believe in a second. I’d even believe Microsoft subsidizing a digitizer manufacturer or the Tablet OEMs for price control. But a complete system? I just can’t imagine them crossing the Rubicon.