[Nottingham] Re: UMPC recommendations?

James Gibbon jg at jamesgibbon.com
Mon Aug 4 15:58:03 BST 2008

On Mon, 04 Aug 2008 13:47:55 +0100
Steve Caddy <steve.m.caddy at ntlworld.com> wrote:

> Danny King wrote:
> > A question I have is, how feasible would it be to use a UMPC (e.g. the
> > size of the eee) for taking notes during lectures or for working on
> > generally? Too small?
> Think of it like this: how easy is it to lose/have stolen a trendy piece of 
> hardware with ALL your notes on it verses an A4 ring binder with one or two 
> module's notes in it? In three or four years time will the trendy piece of 
> hardware still work having been lugged around extensively?

I would agree that it's important to transfer the notes elsewhere after
they've been keyed down, for editing and to retain a separate copy. But
if you can take notes as easily with a mini-laptop as a conventional paper
pad, it's a very convenient way to do it.

Making notes of diagrams is probably less practical.


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