Chalkboard Evolution

First came white boards, the chalkboards of corporate America. Then came white boards that could print out a paper copy of whatever was printed on them. Now, here's the latest: a white board that hooks up to a personal computer.

The product, called SoftBoard, stores everything written on the board on a computer by having two infrared lasers mounted on the upper corners of the board. The dry erase markers are bar coded, allowing the lasers to track their position and color. Since the i

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