A. Venkatesan is right when he writes that “we can expect some interesting new devices to be released in the coming months.”
The technological evolution presses foreward. When ASUS probed the waters with the original EeePC they didn’t knwo what to expect and were overwhelmed by the success of their tiny notebook. A new breed of computers was born.
Tablets have mostly failed up to now. There are certain reasons for this. Foremost it is bad ergonomics. The way you use a paper notebook and pen doesn’t translate directly to a touch screen tablet PC. There is still a way to go for designers to find the ultimate tablet device if there will ever be any.
“Peter Urban - December 30th, 2008 at 3:18 pm PST
I want the TC / FireFox Tablet. Where is it ? ;-)
Michael Arrington - December 30th, 2008 at 3:19 pm PST
we’ll have more news in a couple of days.”—
"Free range kids" - funny naming. Reminds me of free range cattle.
That aside I think it’s sad to see today’s parents beeing frightened into keeping their kids in. It’s an important part of growing up to explore the world outside for yourself. For ages people accepted this but now that’s different.
News are partly to blame because they make people feel insecure all the time although most of the ugly stories they hear every day happen somewhere else.
“We already know that Google’s intentions aren’t to limit the Android platform to mobile phones. With the right hardware and expectations that these devices can truly be portable thin clients, an Android netbook might not be so far-fetched after all.”—A Netbook With Android: Far-Fetched or Coming Soon?
“Cut back on lecturing
You don’t have all the answers. Besides, broadcast learning doesn’t work for this generation. Start asking students questions and listen to their answers. Listen to the questions students ask, too. Let them discover the answer. Let them co-create a learning experience with you.”—Grown Up Digital » School/College