Microsoft looks to decipher your scribblings

Microsoft is looking for a better way to make sense of your chicken scratch
The current version of its Tablet PC operating system, which lets computer users control their machines with a penlike device instead of just a mouse and keyboard, checks people’s scrawls against the company’s own database of handwriting samples. The idea is to ensure that the unlimited variety of T’s that human hands can produce will, in fact, be recognized as T’s. (full story)