I've had trouble keeping my blog in step with my life lately. I made a deal with myself about two months ago that I need to write at least one post every week. I've wanted to write about all sorts of things, but I get pretty easily distracted when I sit at the computer and my iPhone is not the ideal way to write (hey, Apple- when is the iPhone keyboard going to be available?) Every time I get an idea to write about something, it is gone by the time I sit at the computer. I had a great idea, though. I think I can solve my writing problem once and for all. Bear with me, now, for I'm about to go "fringe:" I need a device that I can carry with me at all times. One that is always at hand if I get an idea and will never need charging. Now, ideally, this device would be small, could open and close and could be used for jotting down words AND sketches. The device must be virus and hacker proof and have a simple UI. I know I'm asking for a lot already, but I need even more... Since this device is going to be small, I need a convenient input gadget. I don't want to have to carry anything too bulky (no keyboards, for example). I'm thinking of a kind of stylus- a "smart" stylus that knows how to turn my hand movements into actual letters and/or pictures that I can understand.
Here is my 3D mock-up of the device:
Radical? Perhaps. Crazy? Yes. Genius? Almost certainly. Now, I'm thinking if I could get some R&D money, I could really perfect this idea. Just think: The freedom to write whatever you want wherever you are! I was thinking of calling it a "notebook," but that might get confusing for people, seeing as how a notebook is a kind of laptop.