I’m picky. I might as well get that out in the open. I also like to write a lot to record my thoughts. I have tried a number of different methods of taking notes from various binders to keeping my laptop with me at all times. I have discovered problems with every setup I have tried. The notebooks either start out bulky or else they become bulky after my notes begin to pile up. My laptop is pretty good except that the battery life is limited to a mere three or four hours. not bad for a laptop, but PDA’s get much better battery life, so why not get a PDA? Small screen and something between no keyboard and a small keyboard. Why pay hundreds of dollars for something that I already know I am going to complain about at times. The PDA does not offer enough to get me to replace my laptop so it is not worth the money it would cost.
One day I ran across a new Virtual Laser Keyboard which would allow me to have a full sized keyboard for a PDA. Nice idea, but after thinking about it I think we can do one better. If we can project a keyboard onto a desk or table, why not project the text onto a vertical surface and fix the whole small-screen issue. Get a gadget that combines a sound recorder and a hard drive with a mini-projector. We could use a virtual keyboard and suddenly we have a device the size of an iPod with the battery life of a PDA and more than enough storage for all the notes I could ever take. Give it a USB port as a means of transferring your files to your desktop and you have the perfect note-taking device. The operating system would have to do input and output and manage files, but this would be meant to not browse the net or anything else so security and processing power should be minimal concerns.
Who wants to invent my idea?