Yeah I had heard of livescribe too...pretty revolutionary technology, except it still needs its own paper. I am looking more into the EPOS type pen that doesn't require special paper (but has a device you have to attach or put in front of each sheet of paper that you want digitized) and its completely wireless, see here: http://www.epos-ps.com/products.asp?pid=1275&ppid=1278
And I know tablet pcs are terrible...not going to explain why I think so, but I was thinking instead about the digital notebook, where its like a regular notepad but has some gear attached to it that can transfer all the notes taken onto the PC, see here: http://www.digimemo.com/ You can use any paper, but you have to put the paper on that particular pad
Comparing the two, I wonder which would be better....if any, than taking regular pen/paper notes.
Don't you wish there was a device that was extremely thin and light that could be your digital pad like mentioned above, your kindle, and then you can attach it to your keyboard to make it a laptop? I have a very nice laptop and soon will be getting the kindle (and I have the HTC touch pda)...but i don't really want to carry all that around with me all the time...room for improvement I guess.