Faster, silent, low power usage, high mechanical reliabilityCon: still expensive [$2 to $4 per GB]Pliant Technology claims their 3.5-inch enterprise SSD can read at speeds up to 500 megabytes per seconds and write 320 megabytes per second. Basically, you could copy the contents of a 2 terabyte drive in around an hour.
E Ink Corp (founded 1997) / PhilipsSony Reader, the Amazon Kindle, October 2008 Esquire [flashing text]tiny microcapsules
Launch:November 19, 2007600 x 800Downloads overAmazon Whispernet using the SprintEVDO network / free wifiLinux – 256 MB to 2 GB storageFreescale 532 MHz, ARM-11DRM - proprietary Kindle format
Launch: June 29, 2007 (3GS: June 19, 2009)320 × 480 pxSamsung S5PC100 ARM Cortex-A8833 MHz underclocked to 600 MHz16 & 32 GB storage
cost between $700 and $90010.7 inches (diagonally) and will run the iPhone operating systemThe tablet will sport a higher resolution than the iPhone or iPod Touch screen: “Expect something like 5-6 times the resolution of an iPod Touch or iPhone screen (720p or thereabouts) and 7 times the touchable surface area,” writes iLounge.Also, there will be one version equipped with 3G networking and one without. This would make the 3G model a bigger version of the iPhone, and the non-3G tablet a larger iPod Touch.tablet would specialize “as a slate-like replacement for books and magazines.”
BB vs everyone elseIDM
Did TV kill radio? Did the Internet kill TV?
Around since 1982Minority Report (2002) / CSI Miami
controller-free gaming and entertainment experience
The State of the Craft What’s new--and what’s next--in ed tech, consumer electronics, and more.
What we define as a “computer” will fundamentally change.
Helpful Resources USC Center for Scholarly Technologycst.usc.edu EDUCAUSEeducause.edu NITLEnitle.org MIT Technology Reviewtechnologyreview.com The Wired Campuschronicle.com/blog/Wired-Campus/5/ Engadgetengadget.com Gizmodo [warning: some links are occasionally NSFW]gizmodo.com
In Summary What we define as a “computer” will fundamentally change. How we interact with “computers” will fundamentally change. How we view and interact with the world around us will fundamentally change. And all of this is happening today. Now.
The State of the Craft What’s new--and what’s next—in ed tech, consumer electronics, and more.