For those who still remember how to write with a pen on paper, www.covelus.com offers a system where you send a handwritten page to an email address and it is there converted into electronic text.
The system seems specifically designed for time-costing, since it records exactly how long a lawyer spends writing. There is a press release and apparently evaluation kits are available, but the system remains mysterious to me.
bq. As end-to-end solutions providers, Covelus make digital pen and paper applications based on Anoto functionality an open service software platform which allows users to write with pen and paper, whilst transferring this written information to any particular environment such as a back office database or web portal.
This is from Richard Susskind’s article on gizmos for lawyers at Times Online (Tuesday legal round-up – free registration required).