An update on the reMarkable paper tablet

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In April I wrote down my impressions on the reMarkable Paper Tablet. This is an update to that post.

How much did I use it?
For some time, I have used it a lot.But after getting a Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablet,1 my use the reMarkable
dwindeled as that Surface was just a lot more convenient for what I did at the time.2 Unfortunately, the Surface started to suffer from “ghost touch” issues, which – while I still like to do stuff with the pen on it – has made me use the reMarkable more again, with the Surface serving as a laptop replacement.3

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  1. Because it turned out that using the recommended tools (mostly Citavi and Microsoft Office) for university can make life easier, especially as I spend my workdays in Microsoft Word anyway. []
  2. Marking up PDFs with colors is sometimes more useful than doing it in black and white. []
  3. Mostly in portrait mode with a ThinkPad USB keyboard attached, which is tremendously great for text writing and editing. Everybody should try this. []

Still alive.

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Last saturday I finished a writeup on the iPad and its impact on the publishing industry for vocational school. Vocational school? Yeah, in early 2010 I finally realized that my studies in Kiel weren’t going anywhere, and so I quitted doing that and started investigating options. There are always more options than you could have imagined while you were still stuck in your old life, and so I managed to score a traineeship at an important and well known publishing house in Munich. Starting this traineeship was the best decision in my life, yet, even though it’s not yet clear where I will work past July.

But let’s get back to the writeup, it has been fun, even though finishing it has been a little bit stressful, and I would like to extend it a little more, as 15 pages filled with about 6000 words aren’t enough to my liking. In fact I think that this could actually lead to a book – and in the course to that larger text, I will publish little parts of my research here, in english. Thus, I will have to translate myself, but that’s always a good training.

I am really looking forward to reviving this blog, and having worked in the editorial office lately, I will finally deliver the book reviews promised long ago. Stay tuned.