My snarky comments about Gates and his Tablet PC got me some email responses.
A semi-submersible options holder of Mountain View writes:
I don�t think you get what is being described here. �Gates is talking about annotating a web page with a pen, (which means you can draw arrows, underline things, circle one person in a group picture or whatever) then sending that page to someone.
Weblogging or normal email would allow you to send a link and a comment but that is not the same thing.
Gates' example is something that's better to give than receive, like voicemail.
Getting a monster bitmap of the article with scribbles on, instead of a link to page is not enticing if it isn't coming from the richest man in the world. If it can annotate the page and make a valid HTML page of the result, that's interesting. It's doable as well - have a look at this QuickTopic version of the Windows Media DRM page
Another correspondent comments:
I couldn't pass up the opportunity to point out that in your article on BBBG (Big Bad Bill Gates) using his tablet PC to annotate magazine articles. He probably can't if his tablet incorporates DRM. He'll have an expensive hunk o' plastic and glass, and he'll still be tearing out magazine articles and sending them to his buds.