I have to apologize for not blogging sooner. I have just started a new career in insurance, and have been busy studying and passing tests. I love "teaching" people one-on-one rather than 20 to 1, but the regulations associated with insurance are 10 times worse than anything in teaching. More on that later.
As you probably know, this summer I debated the type of computer to get my daughter for high school. After much debate, we finally settled on an iPad and are working out the bugs associated with any new technology. So, I was intrigued when my oldest daughter got a brochure about technology at UW-Madison where she will be a freshman in a couple of days. Part of it was an FAQ with this question: "Laptop vs. Netbook vs. Desktop". Apparently, the UW doesn't think tables are worth mentioning as a "real" computing device.
What do you think? Do you know anyone who is using a table at college? How is it working for them?
On May 19, Amazon announced that, less than four years after their introduction, the sales of Kindle books surpassed those of hardcover and paperbacks combined. What’s even more amazing is that this does NOT count free eBooks, but DOES count printed books that are not available on the kindle. While I couldn’t find any sales statistics like that for Barnes and Noble, I think it’s safe to say they aren’t quite as good due to their physical stores. Still, it’s another nail in the coffin for printed material. How long will it be before books go the way of Beta tapes?
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