I’m trying to figure out what the big deal is with Microsoft’s OneNote. When it was first previewed, about a year ago, Steve Gillmore went nuts over it, calling it “the new center of the Office universe”. Now, I’m willing to acknowledge that it is kinda cool, but really, it’s just a little application for note-taking. There have got to be a zillion similar applications out there. When I first saw it, I was reminded of Yeah Write, a low-end word processor released by some former WordPerfect employees a few years ago. The interface on OneNote is prettier, but actually quite similar to Yeah Write in some ways. I could see OneNote as a nice freebie program for Tablet PC users, or just as a nice little thing to toss into Office, but a stand-alone app priced at $200? Weird. I have a copy of it at the office, from my MSDN subscription, so I may try using it a bit and see if something amazing happens.