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.

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