More support for use of a stylus in tablet computing

This article from Engadget seems to mirror what I have been saying about mixing the benefits of touch and stylus (pen) computing.  Touch is great for ease of use and navigating, but does not match a stylus ability for precision writing versus typing. Excerpt below:


Few would want to return to those days of stylus-driven interfaces, but styli can still be helpful for a number of tasks, including diagramming, drawing and sketching, signing documents and handwriting recognition. In this regard, their status has become similar to keyboards on capacitive-touch devices — great when you need them, but a form factor compromise when you don’t. So, just as the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer works with an optional keyboard, HTC will make its Scribe pen an extra, taking a tentative step toward bringing back the stylus, though not a half-hearted one — the company allows one to write anywhere in the Sense user interface, supporting the stylus input method with the backing of software.


Click here to read the rest on Engadget


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