Tablets: I’m watching Bill Gates’

: I’m watching Bill Gates’ keynote at Comdex right now and I’m impressed with the idea of the portable, wireless computer monitor — the SmartDisplay in Microsoftese; the Airpanel is what Viewsonic calls this new product, set to come out in January. So rather than having to invest in a whole tablet PC, I can just invest in a wireless monitor. Inside the home, it makes sense.

: I also can’t wait for Microsoft’s OneNote program (I’m so eager, I signed up for the beta). I need a means to take notes without having to create new files and store them in folders and worry about all that hoo-ha. OneNote lets you take notes and file them away within the application, as if it were a plain old notebook but one with endless pages.

: Steven Johnson, too, hungers for OneNote.