Spent yesterday and will spend today manning the Nerdy Books booth at PC Expo in NYC (exhibiting with Smallbiztechnology). The show isn’t great, but I’m going gaga over the new tablets that are showing up. The Microsoft demonstration of their new XP for tablets software was really incredible, and last night I was dreaming about what schools might be like someday with students carrying these around instead of real notebooks. I thought it was really interesting how they were talking about how hard they tried to replicate basic hand and arm movements that we all have with paper and pen. And it is almost just like using paper and pen. Except you can file it, send it, edit it, whatever, right from the tablet. The one I was using was the Acer flip-screen model…now I can’t wait for Christmas. The other gadget that I love is the USB memory can. 16 MB about the size of a pack of gum that you can hang around your neck and just plug into any computer (with USB) as a drive. Easy, portable, very cool.