IBM sales to plunge in Texas?

If you can spare a few minutes, take a look as this video demonstration of IBM’s digital pen solution. I was a big fan of IBM’s 1990s work in this area, which used some of the machine learning algorithms I used back then, and was an early adopter of the solution based on IBM Ink Manager.

The IBM guy takes a few minutes to show what seems to be Anoto functionality in their solutions, and then asks his audience, rhetorically, how long does it take to train someone to use a pen? “In West Texas, about two hours”, he answers. I’m just waiting for an HP salesperson in El Paso to add this into their competitive pitches.

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