Gadget Girl has a new toy, the LiveScribe Smartpen! My Kepler study-buddy, Jacqui, had one at the Sophia ORIGINS conference we both attended. The ORIGINS Conference was great! Three days of lectures on Babylonian astronomy and omenology, the Egyptian view of the soul, pyramid texts, how the two cultures viewed Fate, etc. But the pen… I couldn’t even wait to get home but bought one at the airport. Frankly, I don’t know how I got by without this. Its main selling point is the ability to record a lecture and have the recording sync with your notes. I have hardly even used the recording feature but I am thrilled with the ability to take notes, upload them and have them be available on the pc and completely searchable. Yes, searchable!
I love the size of the A5 notebooks and am using them for reading notes, lecture notes, client interviews and keeping my journal. I like how I can use one notebook for all these different uses and just organize the saved pages into different folders on the pc instead of carrying separate books for different classes and a journal. Notes and recordings can be saved as pdfs, emailed or converted to text for editing. I haven’t done any text converting because I don’t really need my reading notes editable but the reviews are good. Maybe it would be useful for an outline or for letters. I use Windows 7 and have had zero problems with either the hardware or software.
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