I know that Mr. Jobs doesn't like using a stylus; I also don't like using them, but it is necessary when you want to write in Chinese characters [I live in China]. Typing pinyin (romanized Chinese) on the keyboard is great for people like me who recognize most of the characters I encounter here, but unlike a Mac or PC, Touch doesn't have pinyin support. More importantly however, foreigners and Chinese speakers alike often need to input a character they do not recognize (particularly when dealing with specialized vocabulary). This requires handwriting recognition, which in turn requires a stylus. This will become even more important when 3rd-party applications become available after February. Many of the best Chinese dictionary programs (like Plecodict) are (somewhat reluctantly) considering passing over the Touch merely because it lacks a convenient way to input characters through writing recognition. They are concerned that writing with a finger is impossible with the kinds of incredibly complex characters its users will sometimes need to write. I've heard that iGiki has made a stylus that works with the Touch's awesome, innovative screen, but I haven't heard anything more about it since (not that it's available in China anyway). I love iPod, I love the Touch, but surely Mr. Jobs can make an exception in his anti-stylus policy for "special occasions" such as these. At the very least, the Touch needs pinyin typing support. Other PDAs can do it, but Apple could probably do it better; besides, Apple can't afford to ignore China. Sorry for the long post Please Register or Log in to view images, Peace. P.S. This post should be in the "General Chat" section, instead- if anyone knows how to move it..