Wow, have you ever heard the Apple Fanorati drone on about device fragmentation with Android tablets?
Meanwhile, because Steve Jobs strictly forbid stylus use at Apple every company with a drawing or writing related app is making some sort of pen hardware for the iPad.
The catch is, the whiz bang Bluetooth stylus only works with the one app. Doh!
Did someone say fragmentation? Imagine the pencil case of 50gram fat Bluetooth pens that you’ll need to carry around with you.
Interestingly Adobe has developed an interesting pen set call Project Mighty. Michael Gough, VP of Product Experience tells us in the announcement video that because of this new pen he’s been able to do away with pen and paper for creativity!
Welcome to 2001 Michael Gough!
Here’s a photo of my children doing away with pen and paper in 2009.
By the constant flurry of activity around the next new crap iPad stylus I’d say that it is becoming apparent to the world only now, four years later that pen input is sorely missing.
We’re all finally bored of playing Angry Birds on tablets and we want to do something useful at least some of the time.
Adobe’s new pen is an intriguing tool for the very small percentage of the 200 million iPad owners who live in Adobe’s Creative Cloud.
For the rest of us suckers, it is clear that it was Apple and Steve Jobs that blew it. iPad cannot replace pen and paper due to the lack of intelligent pen input.
The people that keep on persisting with trying to make the iPad work like pen and paper remind me of a dog humping a plastic toy. Nothing good will come of it.