If you have not had the opportunity to see and try out a Tablet PC, this might be the next best thing to get an idea on how some of this works. A Tablet enables you to take notes with "inking", in other words your hand writing. Some of this is now moving to the web as well. Below is a link to download the Microsoft Silverlight plug in which will enable you to view a web sample of Windows Journal, the never ending "yellow pad" for taking notes. If you are on a company computer, you may not be able to download and install the add on. There's a version for Mac OS too.
If you do not have a tablet, you will have to use your mouse to write, so you can see how much easier this will be with a stylus (pen). Write some notes, use the eraser, do some high lighting and have some fun. At the top of the page are some arrows to view a few additional examples. This is just a wonderful sample page that shows how "inking" is done!
After installing Silverlight, visit the link below and try some web based inking...this is what all of us with tablets do all the time...and we save these notes too. BD
Silverlight is a cross-browser, cross-platform plug-in for delivering the next generation of media experiences and rich interactive applications (RIAs) for the Web. The Silverlight 1.0 will auto-update to the final release.