I met with a couple of techie colleagues today and got to watch the livescribe system in action. It had me using words like amazing! and whoa! with all the restraint of a 13-year-old let loose with a bag of coins at the video arcade.
This amazing tool (I warned you) comes with an electronic pen and special notebook. It records the conversation as you take notes. When you plug the pen into your laptop it stores each page which then appears as if you had scanned it in. The notes are searchable and you can send a link to them to other people in an email. The file can be downloaded as a PDF, shared on Facebook or embedded on a web page. For a sneak peek at how it works look here.
It lets you take doodling at meetings to a whole new level as this Youtube video demonstrates. You can ask it the time or use it as a calculator with results displaying in a small screen on the side of the pen.
So now I am sitting at home listening to our meeting as I read over the notes taken during our session. This is one powerful system.
Dear Santa, I've been a very good girl this year ...
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