Writing on a “smart-phone” is slow work. All the wonders of predictive text doesn’t make it seem any faster. I wish there was a phone that allowed for text entry with a stylus. Its a lightening fast input method that had its heyday in the early days of PDAs.
Admittedly, I am outside the vast crowd of “normal” “smart-phone” users. I write on my mobile phone more than I text or make voice calls. These phone with their tiny key pads are for quick emails, text and tweets. Not meandering mind dumps that require tedious endless editing. I am essentially a nut case trying to use a device for something thing other than it was really designed for. It makes me miss my old PDA Attila.
It didn’t have many features. But the ones it did have I used to the full. Writing on it was faster than on paper. After wearing out 3 stylus driven PDAs I was master at digital jottings. That era ended when I could no longer justify lugging a PDA a mobile phone. When Attila’s screen started to wear out I had to bow to the brutal practicalities of life and get finger stabbing gadget. It seemed slower than writing on granite.
I was going to make this post some sort of useful historical perspective on the state of hand writing driven PDAs. Instead its devolved into a nostalgia soaked rant (of sorts). Vut tu du. I’ll marvel at the fact that I even had time to write this and stop.
If you know of a handwriting supporting phone let me know.