Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Is the iPad Approaching the Dynabook level?

SEE HERE Now that iPad is here there is research afoot to see if it is useful for doing the kinds of things that Alan Kay's Dynabook vision envisioned. We'll see, but it seems as if sooner or later we have to get there.

UPDATE: 8-19-2010 I went and saw one up close and personal at the JMU College bookstore and spent some time with it. The long and short of it, is that the iPad is cool. As a web browser it's great and fun. As a computer it's not all that hot. The touch screen just doesn't make it as a keyboard and if you can do text entry easily and fast then for touch-typists like me at least, it's a loser! I guess I'll wait to see what the next round of technology brings.

You Can Still Have Fun On Airplanes

First Comment on the Thread: (at least when I copied the embed code) was:

If this happened on a US Airways flight, the plane would have returned to the terminal and everyone on board would have been dragged off to jail.

Fun is NOT tolerated on US flights!

Ironic/sad that the Germans are more able to loosen up than the Americans.

Belloc Singing

Recording made in 1932 of Belloc singing.

Monday, August 9, 2010

G.K. Chesterton In His Own Speak

I had not seen this recording of G.K. Chesterton before so I was thrilled when I ran across it on the BLOG which my sister runs. We both attended the 29th Annual G.K. Chesterton Conference sponsored by the American Chesterton Society. This year's conference was themed with the 100th anniversary of Chesterton's book of essays: "What's Wrong With The World."

Here's another recording of Chesterton which also includes the first.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010