Building Tablet PC Applications

Author: Rob Jarrett, Philip Su
List Price: $59.99
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ISBN: 0735617236
Publisher: Microsoft Press (02 October, 2002)
Edition: Paperback
Sales Rank: 98,543
Average Customer Rating: 3.9 out of 5

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Rating: 5 out of 5
Brilliant, Beautiful, Buy it.
Hello, Ink Collector, indeed.

This gem, categorized as a mere computer book, is full of great wisdom for our day. It poses eternal questions like "life, the universe-what does it all mean?" Questions that I thought about for days, long after I had written several Ink Enabled Applications.

I devoured this book in a few hours, stopping every few minutes to think and write about what I was reading, and then forced it on my best friend the next day. This is a brilliant and amazing book, Rob is one of my literary heroes.

This clever and inventive tale works on three levels: as an intriguing science fiction concept, a realistic character study and a touching love story. I laughed, I cried, I wrote code, but most of all I was inspired. It was so "Chock-full of HID-y Goodness" I couldn't help it.

Thanks Rob, you've changed my life!! You will go down as one of the greatest geniuses of our time.


Rating: 5 out of 5
Brilliant. Beautiful. Buy it
Hello, Ink Collector, indeed.

This gem, categorized as a mere computer book, was full of great wisdom for our day. It poses eternal questions like "life, the universe-what does it all mean?" Questions that I thought about for days, long after I had written several Ink Enabled Applications.

I devoured this book in a few hours, stopping every few minutes to think and write about what I was reading, and then forced it on my best friend the next day. This is a brilliant and amazing book, Rob is one of my literary heroes.

This clever and inventive tale works on three levels: as an intriguing science fiction concept, a realistic character study and a touching love story. I laughed, I cried, I wrote code, but most of all, I was inspired. It was so "Chock-full of HID-y Goodness" I couldn't help it.

Thanks Rob, you've changed my life!! You are indeed one of the greatest geniuses of our time.


Rating: 2 out of 5
Nice to have read - but a waste of money
This is a fairly nice book to have read as it gives a good overview over the tablet pc as a concept and it's history. It then moves on to introducing the core concepts as Ink, Strokes, recognition and so on and so forth.

The problem with the book is however that it stops there, as the introductionary level. There is nothing here that you could not easily have found out by reading the documentation in the tablet SDK, and while some people (myself included) prefers reading a paper-based book instead of "on the screen" it still has to provide additional material and/or better explanations to make it worthwile to purchase. And as mentioned, this one doesn't.

Everything that is "advanced" about a tablet pc is skipped. Want to custom-draw your own ink? Well, it's covered, just don't expect it to be useful. Want to write your own recognizer, something that would be tremendously useful to a lot of applications? Forget it, it isn't event mentioned apart from pointing you in the direction of the SDK. Speech, that's supposed to be part of the tablet PC? Again, don't bother with this book as speech is only mentioned in passing in the introductionary chapter.

And then you find that that was it. The whole book. So it was a nice read as far as the introductory material goes, but I suspect (and have proof for the last couple of weeks) that this book will only be collecting dust on my shelves in the future. Not worth the money, borrow it from a friend or the local library instead.

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