I’m off to uni soon and desperately looking for a way to work mainly in ASCII. I need a way to generate text in lectures but firstly I’m not sure if I’m allowed a laptop in lectures. Secondly I would prefer getting a desktop. I’ve bought a Wacom graphire and found it isn’t suitable for handwriting recognition. I’ve had some other ideas:
-The Logitech IO Pen.
-Using a scanner.
I’ve some to the conclusion that the software isn’t ready for handwriting recognition yet and these solutions are cumbersome and innacurate.
I’ve just had an inspired thought. Are there standalone keyboards with independant memory?. It makes sense as the keyboard is the usual way of generating ASCII and after all these years I can type pretty well. Normal keyboards are seen as input devices to complete computer systems but has no one made a keyboard which is a stand alone keystroke logger? I’m talking about a keyboard with a memory, power supply and USB port (or similar). After lectures it could be then plugged in to USB and all my notes would be ready for the wonders of wordprocessing.
I’ve looked on the internet but can’t find anything about such a device. Does anyone here know if such a keyboard exists? Ideally, of course, it would also be foldable.
If no one has come up with this idea…I’ll patent it and make a lot of money (I wish… ).
P.S> I suppose you are all going to suggest getting a PDA with a foldable keyboard. Which I admit is an idea (though a little costly).