Short post today, I overdid it and started a much longer post I can’t finish tonight, and I’m getting mighty tired. Instead of that, let me point out a bit of exciting tech news from today: Lenovo has release an Android tablet that actually looks like I might buy it. A Thinkpad Tablet!
This term I am taking a really interesting course – “COGS 303 – Research Methods in Cognitive Systems” – which is intended as a guide to doing successful research in Cognitive Science. One of our regular assignments will be to write opinion pieces with a strong 400 word limit – a good exercise in clarity and brevity. We chose our topic from a list and must defend it within the word limit. I’ll post my essays to the interwebs so that they can be evaluated in the harshest of battlefields. Here’s the first:
Topic: The advent of the digital age makes public libraries obsolete. (Affirmative)
Current trends in technological and cultural development make it unlikely that public libraries will survive in their traditional format.
Last December, I was lucky enough to get my hands on an Irex Iliad. E-readers are an emerging technology which haven’t yet caught on with the general public. In fact, many people don’t realize such things even exist – I’ve encountered many of these while reading on the bus. I thought that now that I’ve used and owned one for 6 months it would be a good time to share my experiences. This won’t be a review per se but more an description of what it is like to use an Iliad.