My coaching colleague Ward Ashman shared a link to TechWeb's interview with Dan Briklen, inventor of Visicalc and now developer of a real note taker app for the iPad. Click here to see what it can do. I was up and running in ten minutes and was delighted to find that I could write with my finger in the zoom screen and have it appear on the page as decent handwriting. This is just the tip of the iceberg, I believe -- and so does Dan. "The iPad isn't a viewer it is a controller," he says. "People want to have direct control."
I read in the news recently that productivity apps are outselling the other kinds as users begin to give Apple the feedback about what this tool is really for. Did those of us who are in visual practice have to figure this out. I don't think so!