No More TransNote
from the oh-well dept
A year ago we posted information about IBM’s new TransNote notebook computer. At the time I said I wasn’t sure how well it would be accepted – but that I thought it was cool that someone had finally tried to think about how people really use their laptops – and designed something better than just another laptop. Turns out I was about the only person impressed by the thing. The market was too small and IBM has stopped selling it. I think they did a pretty poor job of promoting it. Also, it was a bit pricey for what you got in terms of actual computing power. Even though I liked the design, I never would have bought one myself – since the things it was most useful for (taking notes that you want imported into your computer) isn’t something that would be worth the extra money for me.