On Fri, 13 May 2022, George Michaelson wrote:
heading off-piste, the Boox series are also worth
looking at. Android,
anything android can do, a boox will do slowly in eInk. their version
of the reMarkable markup thing may not be as "good" but its the
alternate, and alternate pricepoint.
I love my Boox Nova Air. I carry with me just about everywhere. I can
read the book I'm currently reading, plus I also scribble notes and
doodles in the note app. I've doodled ideas for things I later work up
in FreeCAD for 3D printing. If my focus was more on the note taking and
drawing, I'd have gone for the bigger, closer to sheet-of-paper sized
devices, but I primarily wanted an e-ink e-reader that could also do
other things. So far, I've been very impressed with the other things it
I've been a fan of e-ink displays for a long time. I really wish
someone would make a reasonbly priced 20+ inch e-ink monitor. Most of
the stuff I deal with is in text, and working with text on an e-ink
display would be so much easier on the eyes.
I only mentioned the reMarkable because it seems to be one of the
popular ones out there, or maybe they just have better marketing. I
think my wife said that one of the women she works with at her design
firm has a reMarkable and loves it.
when I think about the BSD manuals, bound with steel
rods, in a metal
construct welded to the desk at the back of the lab. Wonderful source
of knowledge. Or.. the VMS fiche set, and the reader. you want to fix
this problem? ok, if you learn Bliss32, then everything is in this
stack of blue-grey plastic, if your eyes are good enough. No peeking.
I think the experiential aspects of 2D thinking with pens, on paper
are lost online. I totally don't engage with "visualisations" beyond
the very very good. It is very easy to avoid having to say why by
falling back on "my eyes aren't good" or "I don't understand
in truth, I dont LIKE them. I like paper, and I miss fanfold printout.
Plus. I liked taking the boxes of it to kindergarden and handing them
over for the kids to write on.
I miss fan-fold paper too... I pretty much quit printing out program
listings when I quit having tractor-fed printers. It just wasn't the
same. Also, no more multi-page big-text banners. :)
On Fri, May 13, 2022 at 11:33 AM Michael Parson
On Fri, 4 Feb 2022, John Cowan wrote:
On Fri, Feb 4, 2022 at 12:39 PM Seth J. Morabito
Besides, it's fun to scribble notes all over printouts and Xeroxes :^)
I mark up a printout with scribbles ("hourglasses and arrows and a
documentation resource for each one, sayin' what they was about, to be used
in evidence against us"[*]) and then re-transcribe them into the original
electronic doc. I wish I had a better approach that wasn't so
environmentally destructive, but I just don't notice errors as easily when
they're just on the screen.
Have you looked into e-ink tablets? The reMarkable series seems to be
pretty popular. I recently got a Boox Nova Air e-ink tablet, works
great as an e-reader, but it also has a pretty decent PDF editor built
in that lets you scribble all over PDF docs like they're paper.