Books about pen/tablet computing

Discussion in 'The Tablet PC Life' started by WillAdams, Jul 13, 2017.

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  1. WillAdams

    WillAdams Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Was curious about which books on this folks were aware of / had read?

    In particular, there's a new one (sort of), which I'm curious is worth reading:

    The One Device: The Secret History of the iPhone by Brian Merchant

    and I think it's important that anyone w/ an interest in pen computing read:

    • StartUp by Jerry Kaplan
    • ThinkPad: A Different Shade of Blue by J. Gerry Purdy
    Anyway, was curious what else folks knew of.
     
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    zenpilgrim Pen Pal - Newbie

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    I don't think books on the use and history of tablet computing are all that available except maybe books specific to a certain device. I also highly recommend the Kaplan book. I have been a tablet user since the GRID in 1989 and wish there was a really good overall history out there in order that today's users could understand that the world didn't start with the release of the iPad or the iPhone. One thing I recommend people read is the Wikipedia article on the history of tablet computing (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_tablet_computers). I also like the Wired article, "The Tablets That Paved The Way For the iPad" (https://www.wired.com/2015/01/history-of-tablets/) for providing a good perspective on why the iPad took off when earlier devices didn't.
     
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