Pat sent me this. But since it is a year + a day since he updated his blog, I'll post it here for him (slacker).
I'm not much of a 'gadget' guy (yeah, yeah, ignore the phone). I am much more into general purpose stuff - a computer, a camera, a phone, etc. But as computing gets more and more embedded and ubiquitous, things that once were 'gadgets' now are cool-ass fully-functional parts of the computational collective that is devouring us all.
I like this.
I dislike - as any sane person would - the need for custom paper... but at a $150 price point it's kinda irrelevant. By the time we solve the paper problem (which is tricky, yeah) the price will be down to 1/64 what it is now.
By 2020 (or hell, even 2019) we'll be buying 8-packs of these the same way we buy Bics now (err - wait a minute... I can't remember the last time I bought a pen... where do they frikkin' come from??), and they'll be fully wireless and dumping their data to a PC in real time whether you're drawing with them on paper, on a white board or in the air.