Programming Windows: Tablet PC (Premium)


Bill Gates fervently believed that Tablet PCs and their stylus-based handwriting capabilities together represented the future of portable computing.

He was wrong about that, as it turns out. But the Tablet PC capabilities that Microsoft developed in the early 2000s would be improved, and over time they were incorporated into the Windows versions used by mainstreamed portable PCs. And it’s fair to say that this initiative would ultimately impact Windows as a platform to a much higher degree than did contemporary XP technologies like Freestyle (Windows Media Center) and Mira (Windows Powered Smart Displays).

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