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Stylus for the iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch

Discussion in 'Apple' started by Nelson Au, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. Sam Posten

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    I don't even know what I believe any more...
    https://adscrimmage.twitter.com/#!/VoteForNote
     
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    Ars roundup.
    http://arstechnica.com/apple/reviews/2012/03/does-the-stylus-still-blow-it-on-the-new-ipad.ars
     
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    Do you have to buy in-game currency to play? It looked interesting, but I don't like pay-money-to-buy-money games.
     
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    No, you get coins for success, can use those to buy perks
     
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    I see. There's a freemium and a paid version. I missed that before.
    Got the free one. Doesn't use game center?!? Wants a Facebook or email account? Bleh. Deleted.
    How about Ticket to Ride? I've got that? :)
     
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    Make a fake gmail account just for games.
     
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    Here's a link to a new stylus in development by Ten1. They are the makers of the Pogo stylus.
    What they have cooking is a Bluetooth stylus that talks to the iPad and has pressure sensitivity. If this becomes real, it could be the ticket. Since I use the Wacom tablet to draw on, this would be a great addition to the iPad. I would love to try this out for my artwork.
    http://www.tenonedesign.com/bluetiger.php
     
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    It's not the privacy, it's the "friction".

    Game launches, I'm eager to play, and the very first thing I see is ...'How to you want to login.. this annoying way or that annoying way?' Needless friction is added, when GameCenter is already set up and needing no effort.

    So I quit and delete, and look at the 36 other games I've got :)
     
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    I can kinda see that. I have the same gripe about DRM systems (ie this bullshit of having to have a Pottermore account to download a copy of HP for Kindle is the ultimate in bullshitty bullshit), but I think this is a bit different. These are social apps that are not local to one device. There is no way for someone not on an iDevice to have a game center account nor do I want everyone to have to use GC, I think making Apple the center of all social games would be a terrifically bad idea.
     
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    That may be true. I don't care. It's a nuisance and there are *so* many other games I could play, or forums to chat on :), that I immediately move on. It's like using iPhone instead of Android. I want easy. Logins blocking access to a game is not easy.

    It's not rational. And I might not have this attitude tomorrow. But today, small points of annoyance in games get me to move along.
     
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    I hate people who can draw this well =)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8HJo4gU86g&feature=youtu.be
    The thing is he draws those, one person sees it, then it's gone forever!
     
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    Holy Mackeral.
     
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    hmmm /boggle:
    http://www.patentlyapple.com/patently-apple/2012/05/apple-sheds-more-light-on-their-ipen-graphics-program.html
     
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    Hmmm:
    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/553362111/collusion-ipad-pen-productivity-solved
     
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    My head hurt from buzzword biz-speak overload and had to give up on the article. Do they have something more than a stylus with a felt-tip pen in it?
     
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    I didn't get it either! Didn't want to make the time to watch the video as a result.
     
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    Its VERY different, not just a pen, watch the video.
     
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    I didn't even realized there was a video there. It was lost in the morass of biz-jargon and inscrutable visio graphics :)

    Some thoughts:
    * Maybe the Android Stylus guys were right?
    * It's got a dinglehopper that has to be plugged into the iPad
    * Laggy response
    * 1.5 lbs of glass and aluminum has got to be a lot less comfortable to hold and scribble on than a pad of paper.
    * What's the software? Can you get to your notes next year on the iPad 4?

    A lot of obvious problems. But...I've been interested in the merger of engineering notebook and computer for about 15 years. This has been a chronic annoyance to me. This sort of device could move us toward solving those problems. But it's all moot for me. I commute by time machine to 1995 every day for work. My industry has a barely concealed hatred of computers and networks, so forget about wireless devices for another decade or three. ;)
     

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