Courier Tablet Computer Video Reveals Features

Take a look at this Courier Tablet Computer video. I think it's worth spending about 4 minutes; it offers a very intriguing look at how we might be using computers in the near future. I offer a quick summary of features of the Microsoft Courier as well.


(Microsoft Courier tablet computer)

  • Flick through your "infinite journal" pages easily
  • Use a stylus to write in a search query to look through your tablet
  • Use a rolodex-style selector for your favorite websites
  • Drag graphics straight from the web to your diary pages or presentations
  • Create "sticky notes"
  • Smart agenda items
  • Instant sharing allows you to publish your documents to others.
  • Sketchpad software
Someone at Microsoft has spent a lot of time thinking about the Courier tablet computer, which is now in prototyped form, might be used. It goes beyond the idea of a multiple page tablet computer (like Neal Stephenson's runcible from The Diamond Age) to a working computer notebook.

Obviously, most of these features could be implemented on a larger tablet computer, like the one that Apple has famously not yet introduced; just divide the page into two sections. Are there any features worth taking from this demo?

Thanks to Gizmodo for bringing this leaked video to light.

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