It seems that my last post ('The Ultimate Meetings Management Tool?') has created some favourable buzz in the blogosphere. Hobart Swan, has started up a good blog recently on MindManager applications, references this use of MindManager with the Tablet PC as quoted in Marc Orchant and James Kendrick's Tablet PC podcast.
Their references are very warm, especially from Marc in the podcast. But really, I can't believe nobody's thought of this mix of technologies before. This has made me think...
Perhaps it is the mix of technologies and some new application of the mix that creates a performance breakthrough. This is brought out nicely in Kathy Sierra's Creating Passionate Users blog where she posts, "Why I want a TabletPC". She has come (like me) to the mix by first being a convinced Mind Mapper. But when she encountered the mix of a Tablet PC, Mind Mapping and Mind Manager used to capture lecture notes, she had a 'Wow!' moment.
Mind Mapping, thanks to Tony Buzan, has been around for at least four decades. I was coached in the mid-90's by Tony's colleague, Vanda North, and my early responses to computer-based Mind Mapping were fairly equivocal. Even when MindManager X5 was first launched, I felt it lost some visual versatility ... but that was until I mixed pen technology through a Tablet PC. What a mix!