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Life in Motion

by Mitch Tulloch
Oct. 11, 2005

Well I finally bit the bullet several weeks ago and ordered a Tablet PC. The one I decided to buy was an LE1600 from Motion Computing. I deliberately chose a slate instead of a convertible so I would force myself to experience the full potential of using a Tablet PC.

All I can say is, Wow.

This thing is going to revolutionize not just the way I work but how I live as well. I've already started using Microsoft OneNote for planning projects, taking notes in meetings, annotating research materials, and scrapbooking tips from Donald Trump's newsletters. I can barely imagine how I'll be using my Tablet only a few months from now.

I've shown my Tablet to others and their eyes bug out when I show them what it can do. Kids see its potential for use in school. My carpenter friend can see how it would be useful for sketching proposals for clients. Business friends see its potential for use in their businesses. Even a soccer mom has use for it.

Last time I was at Microsoft's campus in Redmond, I was walking around and noticed their flag that said "Your potential, our passion." That's not just hype or bullshit. Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005 is truly extraordinary in its power to unlock one's potential, and I recommend you take a hard look at it for both personal and business use before you purchase your next laptop.

Mitch Tulloch is the author of Windows 2000 Administration in a Nutshell, Windows Server 2003 in a Nutshell, and Windows Server Hacks.

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