While I don't condone Adrain Z's complaint (mainly because there is always the tried and true method called, "Pen and Paper"), I can remotely understand his trouble and frustration.
To be honest, it is quite disconcerting whenever I visit a 1L class and witness the madness ontop keyboards. During my visit to Northwestern University Law School, I witnessed a student in her property class-lecture taking down notes (of every single word uttered by her professor). What's amazing is that she did this while chatting with three different people on AIM. She was soooo fast. While I could barely retain and keep-up with the lecture, here she was cooly chatting with three different people at the super-speed of lightening.
Her typing speed enabled her to multi-task like none other.
This observation along with Adrain Z's lawsuit has me asking another question: is it a good idea for anyone to be attempting to type a professor's every word? Wouldn't it be more beneficial, especially for people who type slower, to forgo the frustrations of taking down every word and instead focus on simply understanding the lecture?