One of my managers at work is tired of all the pen usage in note taking. He is looking for two things: 1) some type of flash drive media recording device (or perhaps the old style micro cassette recorder is still good enough); 2) software that can transform recorded speech into text to be placed onto the main data PC. I also forgot to mention to him about mini PCs. My brother uses a note taking PC at work. Expensive thing. But its really to fancy plus he bought it about a year ago. Never-the-less, if anyone can recommend any type of palm top, PDA, note pad PC, pocket PC, or to whatever their official trade name is suppose to be that is specifically designed to easily take notes (and then tranfser to another PC)...please also mention. Thank you for your help.