Pen manipulation on a display surface is OLD technology. Unless a new innovative way of handling the pen input is produced, there will be no user excitement about pen and mobile devices.
This video was boring (not because of the people), and exciting technology is not boring.
Pen is very good for graphics and writing. Personally, I could never use a touch only device to get actual work done, only browsing (try taking notes and making sketches on a touch only device). When they mention that touch is for manipulating and pen is for input, that, I think, was the key of it.
Thank you for helping out. I am using VS Express 2008. I added the SmartThread dll (v 1.0) and since I don't have (or want) an iTune library, I commented out its references. InnerTube seems to compile fine. I can launch it and it looks I can add feeds as needed,
but when I click on refresh feeds the apps stops working (I get the Windows message "InnerTube has stopped working") and it exits. I could probably try debugging it, but my debugging skills are very basics.
Edit: i tried debugging and the code stops on file InnerTubeService.cs at line 202:
XmlTextReader xr = new XmlTextReader(wc.OpenRead(youTubeUrl));
The debugger says:
System.Net.WebException was unhandled by user code
Message="The remote server returned an error: (400) Bad Request."
at System.Net.WebClient.OpenRead(Uri address)
at SharedUtilities.InnerTubeService.ConvertYouTubeXmlToObjects(Uri youTubeUrl, Setting setting) in C:\Users\giovanni\Documents\Visual Studio 2008\Projects\InnerTube-7380\CSharpBookVersion\InnerTube\SharedUtilities\InnerTubeService.cs:line 202
at SharedUtilities.InnerTubeFeedWorker.UpdateFeeds(Object state) in C:\Users\giovanni\Documents\Visual Studio 2008\Projects\InnerTube-7380\CSharpBookVersion\InnerTube\SharedUtilities\InnerTubeFeedWorker.cs:line 302