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Chapter 3. Typing Without a Keyboard > Graffiti: The Sure-Fire Alphabet

3.1. Graffiti: The Sure-Fire Alphabet

To pull this off, they designed a special alphabet called Graffiti. If you learn to write using the letter shapes the PalmPilot expects, it responds with perfect accuracy. Some people grumble at first—isn't technology supposed to serve us?—but after a day or so of practice, the Graffiti alphabet becomes second nature for most people.

The Graffiti system isn't limited to the PalmPilot, by the way; you can also buy it as an add-on for other handheld devices, such as the MagicCap and the Motorola Envoy—even the Apple Newton.


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