https://spreadsheets0.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?authkey=CO-B6acC&hl=en&key=t… – NB. the online one will be the one you can use to add your own and view new additions by others
http://edutechdebate.org/tablet-computers-in-education/what-is-the-potential-… Edutechdebate is about the best ICT in Education discussion site I know of. This current round of debate on tablets will look at eReaders as well as iPad and Android tablets. Head over there for some interesting articles (the opening one is up now, but others will follow on the topic this month) – and even better, for the comments from thinkers worldwide.
During a keynote session at Storage Networking World in Santa Clara, California, Wozniak was asked how tablets would change the computer industry. He compared them to TVs.
“The tablet is not necessarily for the people in this room,” Wozniak told the audience of enterprise storage engineers. “It’s for the normal people in the world,” Wozniak said.
“I think Steve Jobs had that intention from the day we started Apple, but it was just hard to get there, because we had to go through a lot of steps where you connected to things, and (eventually) computers grew up to where they could do … normal consumer appliance things,” Wozniak said.
When multiple operating systems still existed across the burgeoning early PC market, entrepreneur Adam Osborne created a machine that ‘just worked’ – it was called the Osborne 1, and unlike the Apple ||, was portable (well ‘luggable’). I especially like the section (page 2) describing how care was taken to make the user experience seamless with all the needed drives, display and productivity apps included at a time when users normally had to make multiple additional decisions and purchases before being able to get working. Thus non-techie types could enter the PC world without the entry-barrier of techie know-how being so high. Sounds like the iPad.
Interestingly, it created a whole new market segment at a cheap (for the time) price – again, just like the iPad, but it’s company failed to bring out updated models once competitors looking to take advantage of the market it had created emerged…
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