I've always found handwriting recognition on tablet PCs to be about as effective as throwing bricks at the screen, but Microsoft remains convinced that we're just months away from ditching our keyboards altogether. A new post on the engineering Windows 7 blog goes into exhaustive detail on how Microsoft develops and improves its handwriting models, and makes for interesting reading even if (like me) you remain convinced that the keyboard is king.
How Handwriting Recognition Has Improved In Windows 7
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