Life With a Tablet PC - Part 1

After reading mobility and tablet PC veteran James Kendrick's recent articles about his life with tablet PCs I got to wondering about what my ideal life with tablet PCs would be like. Before I get to that, though, check out Kendrick's articles.

In his first, 'A day in the life - a tale of two tablets', he writes about how he uses his three computers -- a small tablet PC (Fujitsu LifeBook P1610), a regular tablet PC (Lenovo ThinkPad X61t), and a media desktop (Apple MacBook Pro) -- in his work and home life, keeping them synchronized and choosing to use one over the other depending on what his work day is going to be like. In his second, 'Using multiple devices intelligently', he goes into a little more detail about how he manages to do all this intelligently and effectively.

Which, by the way, reminds me of an brilliant article posted a couple of months ago on Student Tablet PC on an electronic filing system for managing class notes, handouts, assignments, books etc. That article, 'Studying in the Humanities - Part 1: My Electronic Filing System', is a must-read for any student considering buying a tablet PC for university.

Oh, and one more fun article on tablet PCs is 'Crazy UMPC People' by Tech Art's Miles McCusker who says:
Out of nowhere, I’ve found myself hooked on reading blogs about Ultramobile PC’s (UMPC’s) and tablets-PC. I’m addicted to reading about the lives these people lead, constantly receiving, buying, using and reviewing Tablet PC and UMPC’s as well! I’m not sure where they get the money? I mean, they can’t seem to get enough of them! More annoyingly… neither can I stop reading about whole thing.

He then goes on to discuss whether he needs a UMPC or not. It's a lot of fun.

For what it's worth, my thoughts on my life with tablet PCs is coming up...