[NTLK] Why are pen alignments needed?

Andrei Chichak newton at chichak.ca
Sun Dec 16 15:56:59 EST 2018


So UPS drops by, in all of their browness, and I have to sign on their handheld device. The alignment must have been off by a good 5mm. Quite disconcerting.

On the other hand, the thing was battered and filty. I’m surprised it worked as well as it did.

I could have used a realignment.

I’m glad someone enjoyed my brain dump.

A

> On 2018-December-16, at 04:21, Forrest Buffenmyer <newton_phoenix at mindspring.com> wrote:
> 
> All things considered: I think I’ll just keep on aligning the stylus on the Newton.
> 
> Considering all that it offers and how familiar it is, that seems like a minor annoyance.
> 
> Amazing explanation, Andrei.
> 
> Mahalo,
> Forrest
> 
> Sent from my iPad Pro 9.7"
> 
>> On Dec 15, 2018, at 9:20 AM, Grant Hutchinson <grant at splorp.com> wrote:
>> 
>> 
>>> On Dec 8, 2018, at 5:30 PM, Andrei Chichak <newton at chichak.ca> wrote:
>>> 
>>> What can you do to prevent a newton from needing alignment?
>>> Get an iPhone, most of the good points of a newton are there
>>> without the bad points.
>> 
>> LOL
>> 
>> Thanks for the great explanation, Andrei. I don't think I've ever read such a simple, yet thorough description of how the physical digitizer works in a Newton device.
>> 
>> And I learned a new word ... centroid.
>> 
>> g.
>> 
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