Thoughts about iWalk
Thu, 03 Jan 2002 15:57:29 -0600
Eirikur Hallgrimsson wrote:
> Have any FoRKers actually used the CrossPad? It's a clipboard sized
> digitizer with no display. You use a pen with real ink on a pad of paper,
> and you can later download the page images. It was a really interesting,
> and seemingly promising idea.
I agree, but I never did manage to pick one up. The most unfortunate thing about
the CrossPad was its industrial design; it never looked like anything that anyone
other than a 50+ yr-old insurance salesman would carry. ;-)
> I suspect that
> the CrossPad is long gone now.
There may still be some floating around out in the channel, but Cross has pulled
> It always seemed
> very sexy to me, but I admit that I never plug in any of my tablets anymore.
Remember PenPoint? IMO, still a wonderful UI design / environment for a pad-size
machine. I came across a set of developer manuals for it just before Xmas while
going though some stored boxes of books...