Frictionless Personal Educational Device
Since the introduction of the iPad almost two years ago, the education world has changed. Everyone seems to want an iPad. Administrators have them; teachers have or want them; students have or want them.
Avatar (computing) The word avatar originates in Hinduism, where it stands for the "descent" of a deity in a terrestrial form. (Deities in India are popularly thought to be formless and capable of manifesting themselves in any form.) In Norman Spinrad's novel Songs from the Stars (1980), the term avatar is used in a description of a computer generated virtual experience. In the story, humans receive messages from an alien galactic network that wishes to share knowledge and experience with other advanced civilizations through "songs".
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Photo via Flickr by Mknobil. Indian kids at school with their slates My fondest memory of my childhood was the day when my grandfather gave me a slate. I was four years old. There was no silicon in that slate — unless you count the silica in the earth itself — that was essentially a thin smooth slab, almost volcanic in color. Why I Am Excited About the iPad – GigaOM
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The iPad Is Step 1 In The Future Of Computing. This Is Step 2 (O In 2008, I attended a meeting in Madrid, Spain that featured the coolest demonstration I had ever seen. The problem was that I wasn’t allowed to talk about what I had seen because the company was still in stealth-mode. More importantly, several governments, including the U.S. government were still exploring various parts of the technology for next-generation computing systems, so parts of this were very confidential. By the end of that year, Oblong Industries had revealed itself, but still little was said about its project. Finally, people are starting to talk about it.
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Dynabook The Dynabook's original illustration in Alan C. Kay's 1972 paper The KiddiComp concept, envisioned by Alan Kay in 1968, while a PhD candidate and later developed and described as the Dynabook in his 1972 proposal A personal computer for children of all ages, outlines the requirements for a conceptual portable educational device that would offer similar functionality to that now supplied via a laptop computer or (in some of its other incarnations) a tablet or slate computer with the exception of the requirement for any Dynabook device offering near eternal battery life. Adults could also use a Dynabook, but the target audience was children.
Alan Kay: With the Tablet, Apple Will Rule the World – GigaOM Computer pioneer Alan Kay isn’t known for buying into hype. Credited with inventing the concept of the laptop back in 1968, Kay has been lambasting computer makers for not maximizing its potential ever since. One device, however, might get close to even Kay’s high standards: The tablet computer that Apple is expected to unveil tomorrow. Kay’s interest in Apple’s upcoming tablet is only natural. His 1968 Dynabook is widely regarded as the conceptual basis of today’s notebooks; indeed, the first cardboard model of the machine featured a tablet-like form factor. And he went on to become part of a small team of computer scientists at Xerox PARC in the 70s that invented much of our current computer technology, including the graphical user interface that Steve Jobs famously fell in love with during a visit to the facility.
The Diamond Age: Or, A Young Lady's Illustrated Primer is a postcyberpunk novel by Neal Stephenson. It is to some extent a science fiction bildungsroman or coming-of-age story, focused on a young girl named Nell, and set in a future world in which nanotechnology affects all aspects of life. The novel deals with themes of education, social class, ethnicity, and the nature of artificial intelligence. The Diamond Age was first published in 1995 by Bantam Books, as a Bantam Spectra hardcover edition. In 1996, it won both the Hugo and Locus Awards, and was shortlisted for the Nebula and other awards. In 2009, a six-hour miniseries adapted from the novel was slated for development for the Syfy Channel, although the adaptation did not ultimately emerge. Setting The Diamond Age
Posted February 22, 2010; 09:00 a.m. by Cass Cliatt Managers of Princeton University's semester-long pilot of the Amazon KindleDX electronic reader are calling the project a success, with results showing that student participants reduced the amount of paper they used to print course readings by almost 50 percent. University - Kindle pilot results highlight possibilities for pa