Jim Marggraff, Livescribe

June 20, 2012

There were doubts when Jim Marggraff came up with the idea for Live­scribe’s smart pen, which records speech and links it to hand­writ­ten notes.

Some were skep­ti­cal about the tech­nol­o­gy and whether, for exam­ple, it could cap­ture audio with­out the noise of the pen scratch­ing on paper. Oth­ers won­dered why peo­ple would even need one.