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I have seen this on several Apple blogs recently.  Apple has a job posting calling for a Handwriting Recognition Engineer.  The wording of the solicitation is very interesting indeed: Title: Handwriting Recognition Engineer Req. ID: 2379263Location: Santa Clara Valley, California Country: United StatesReq Date: 11-Aug-2005 Are […]

I have seen this on several Apple blogs recently.  Apple has a job posting calling for a Handwriting Recognition Engineer.  The wording of the solicitation is very interesting indeed:

Title: Handwriting Recognition Engineer
Req. ID: 2379263
Location: Santa Clara Valley, California
Country: United States
Req Date: 11-Aug-2005

Are you passionate about providing handwriting solutions to end customers? Do you strongly believe that using a stylus and a tablet is the way to interact with computers?

Apple Handwriting Recognition team is seeking an engineer who will be responsible for advancing gesture and handwriting recognition on Mac OS X. The ideal candidate will be an expert in the area of pattern recognition, with an excellent understanding of handwriting recognition issues. The person will also assume primary responsibility for maintaining existing code and tools.

Key Requirements:
* Expert in the area of pattern recognition
* Strong design and analytical skills
* Strong coder with experience in C
* Ability to write quality code and ship quality products
* Ability to manage several concurrent projects
* Track record of innovation and excellence on previous assignments

Additional Desired Skills and Experience:
* Well versed in the area of handwriting recognition
* Knowledge of and experience with neural network algorithms
* Experience with Unix and familiarity with Mac OS X
* Knowledge of Cocoa or Carbon (with desire and ability to learn the other)
* Excellent communication skills

 
PhD or a minimum of 5 years experience

Notice the call for someone who “strongly believes that using a stylus and a tablet is the way to interact with computers”.  Interesting.

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    Good catch, JK.

  7. Which means we might see some real MAClet prototype pics somewhere next year. Or even a MAClet by next year. Apple wont put up such an add untill and unless they had some thing up their sleeves.

    Man this is exciting.

    Thanks JK.

  8. Great find.

    Add JK’s find with this job

    https://jobs.apple.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/Employment.woa/11/wo/iVEFhOh4Iqjm5gvNjyhrSw/5.4.39.1.17.1.0.3

    As well, your responsibilities will include:

    * Manage and coordinate the vendor and support the integration of the software, AND,

    * Be the “go-to” person and expert for the functionality of the third party software and the features implemented and supported by it.

    Check out these two minimum requirements:

    “6+ years software development with focus on embedded devices

    Experience with protocol stack software for mobile devices”

    If the iPod line is the only “embedded” mobile device in Apple’s product line, what could this mean? Why would an iPod need third party software support?

  9. The people who have the http://www.iSlate.com domain are offering it for $520, but too many people would read this as isLate.com

  10. I figured I’d drop this here rather than email. OSx86 on a TabPC:

    http://www.tabletpcbuzz.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=27117

    With photo…!

    (I can see jk’s eyes light up — after his traumatic PearPC misadventure! Hah!)

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