Deja vu -- unclear why this is a big headline in NYT and WSJ today
Instead of forcing users to write with a stylus on a computer’s slippery display, Livescribe put the computer inside a plump ballpoint pen that is used on paper imprinted with nearly invisible miniature dots. As a user writes, a tiny camera near the pen’s tip watches those dots go by, recording what is being written.
Mr. Marggraff said calling it pen computing is a misnomer. “We are creating paper-based computing,” he said.