Engadget has a very interesting article about what Microsoft’s Courier could mean. Excited about the iPad? Courier presents an evolution of the standard tablet model. Instead of being either a large iPhone or a small computer, Courier is a notebook with a computer behind it. It looks like the culmination of the best ideas from Evernote and OneNote and sticky notes. It’s a more fluid and multi-dimensional platform than the iPad. Plus, it makes use of digital pens and handwriting recognition. As much as multi-touch is supposed to be the defacto standard for intuitive and natural inputs, I think handwriting recognition still has great value, more than on screen keyboards at least. Besides, I can’t draw with my fingers.