Oh how I wish I had thought of that earlier. I’m still talking about the Out-Of Box Experience, and how the way we deal with it can have long-term effects on the way we use our devices. You can jump straight over to the some thoughts on Investments you want to consider in those early days of ownership, or read on as I explain the playful acronyms in the title. See: Investments More about the acronyms: OOBE Out of the Box Experience. I am taking a wider interpretation of the term than you will find in Wikipedia. I want to … Continue reading OOBE NOOBE DO

The OOBE Made Me a NOOBE (Newbie)

Or, “How can a 3 pound device render me powerless?” This is not endemic to the technology experience, but it is fairly prevalent. Someone with seemingly relevent prior knowledge, opens the box (the OOBE) (Out of Box Experience)  and is shortly thereafter, reduced to a mumbling, angry, disconsolate shell of his/her former confident self: a Newbie (something we would call the new kid in school). When people approach new machines (computer related or something else), sometimes the worst enemy is prior knowledge. Some of us have spent decades learning the finer points of overcoming – no – defeating – no pommeling … Continue reading The OOBE Made Me a NOOBE (Newbie)

The Eyes Have It!

Of all the ways that Tablet PCs have changed over the last 12 months, one of the most visible changes has been in the screen sizes. It was not quite 11 months ago that we saw the first Wide Screen Tablet PC from Gateway. At 1280 x 768 (and about 7 pounds) it was something of a mind and arm bender to look at and use. Here’s a link to  my updated Screen Resolution Chart. That thumbnail is at 50% (in each direction) of its normal size just in case you were wondering. Look up the machine you have now on … Continue reading The Eyes Have It!


Over at http://TabletWiki.com I’m finding out about the 1% Rule “It’s an emerging rule of thumb that suggests that if you get a group of 100 people online then one will create content, 10 will “interact” with it (commenting or offering improvements) and the other 89 will just view it.”  – Charles Arthur Just for fun, take a run over to the wiki at http://TabletWiki.com and try the Search engine. If you have a Tablet PC, you probably will try terms like: Tablet PC Digitizer Wacom FinePoint Screen Resolution OOBE Okay – Have I whet you appetite? How about writing … Continue reading TabletWiki

A Tablet Wiki

TabletWiki.com is up and running. Why?  See: Why a Wiki? If you are a reader in the Tablet PC sphere and have some durable knowledge you would like to share, then Come on over to TabletWiki Create an Account Write an Article If you have ever used Wikipedia, then you already know the interface. If not – it’s not exactly WYSIWYM (What You See Is What You Meant) but it isn’t hard. See you there. WN