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
The State of the Craft<br />What’s new--and what’s next--in ed tech, consumer electronics, and more. <br />
What we define as a “computer” will fundamentally change.<br />
Helpful Resources<br />USC Center for Scholarly Technologycst.usc.edu<br />EDUCAUSEeducause.edu<br />NITLEnitle.org<br />MIT Technology Reviewtechnologyreview.com<br />The Wired Campuschronicle.com/blog/Wired-Campus/5/<br />Engadgetengadget.com<br />Gizmodo [warning: some links are occasionally NSFW]gizmodo.com<br />
In Summary<br />What we define as a “computer” will fundamentally change.<br />How we interact with “computers” will fundamentally change. <br />How we view and interact with the world around us will fundamentally change.<br />And all of this is happening today. Now.<br />
The State of the Craft<br />What’s new--and what’s next—in ed tech, consumer electronics, and more. <br />