Bob and I were working through some code design issues within OneNote yesterday on the iMac–Yes iMac–when it hit us.
The iMac would be a great system to have a built in digitizer within the display. Why? The display is nice and large and swivels about comfortably on a nice stand, all making it very comfortable to use for brainstorming within Microsoft Journal, MindManager, or OneNote.
The iMac doesn’t have a built-in digitizer, of couse, so we were using an external Wacom pad. A Cintiq might be an even better match–although a bit costly.
I do find it quite awkward to draw or write on a digitizing tablet rather than writing on the screen with a built-in digitizer, but it is better than nothing. I wish, though, there was a way to “upgrade” displays to include a digitizer. I think if there was a technology like this, more people would migrate to digitizer-capable displays. It’s too natural not to.
Note to Apple: You have InkWell already, why not add a display digitzer as an upgrade option to your wonderful iMac display? You know, I would have paid a $500 premium in the iMac for this feature.