I focused on personal electronics that were NOT cell phones...mainly because a lot had been said about them, and not much on other gadgets. Plus, I wrote a whole book on mobile phones.
Libraries have always been good stewards of content. We grok content. But in the digital world, content and container are distinct, and we need to maintain our comfort level with the containers even when the content switches.
What I wanted to talk about today was Tablets...mostly. A couple of new pieces of audio/video tech at the very end, but mostly I wanted to talk about Tablets. So...what&#x2019;s a tablet? What do we mean...mostly, we just mean a screen that acts as both the display AND the interface for a computer. Prior to just the last couple of years we usually interacted with these types of interfaces with a tool...stylus, etc. Now we use our fingers.
the interface of the future is touch
Microsoft releases Windows 7 Touch Pack as a free download
8.9inch screen, 32/64gigs, windows 7, vga webcam. The NYT has also confirmed that they are making a 6 inch Android slate.
Android based, cell radio, already approved for AT&T and T-Mobile. Now named the Streak, out &#x201C;summer&#x201D;. Update to Froyo (2.1) in Sept
the Looking Glass, a seven-inch big brother to the Streak 5 that's due out in November. For starters, it's running Android 2.1 on a Tegra 2 processor, with an optional TV tuner module so you can watch ATSC or DVB-T programming on the seven-inch 800x480 display -- the same resolution as the Streak, which is sort of weak. In addition, the render on the slide shows an AT&T U-verse browser, though, which is interesting -- too bad there's no more info about it. RAM is pegged at 4GB, with another 4GB of flash for storage and an SDHC slot for up to 32GB of expansion, and there's a 1.3 megapixel camera.
Pixel Qi is a company spun off from the One Laptop Per Child project, taking the screen technology and moving it into other applications. ADAM should have a Tegra chip, 180 degree rotatable camera, 1080p video, touchpad on BACK...runs Android.
WebJunction Gadgets webinar
Gadgets & Gizmos
what will matter in 12 months
container vs content
we are learning, but need to do more
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the shape of the future is ﬂat
tablets, tablets everywhere
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there is no escaping it
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once more, with feeling
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Dell Mini 5
is android enough?
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too much for the just enough crowd
not portable, but powerful
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questions, comments, feedback
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Other: Perpetual Beta
Head of Library Information Technology
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
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