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Posts Tagged ‘iPad’

Remember When

Sunday, January 20th, 2013

A computer was something on TV

from a science fiction show of note

a window was something you hated to clean…

And ram was the cousin of a goat….

Meg was the name of my girlfriend

and gig was a job for the nights

now they all mean different things

and that really mega bytes

An application was for employment

a program was a TV show

a cursor used profanity

a keyboard was a piano

Memory was something that you lost with age

a cd was a bank account

and if you had a 3 1/2″ floppy

you hoped nobody found out

Compress was something you did to the garbage

not something you did to a file

and if you unzipped anything in public

you’d be in jail for a while

Log on was adding wood to the fire

hard drive was a long trip on the road

a mouse pad was where a mouse lived

and a backup happened to your commode

Cut you did with a pocket knife

paste you did with glue

a web was a spider’s home

and a virus was the flu

I guess I’ll stick to my pad and paper

and the memory in my head

I hear nobody’s been killed in a computer crash

but when it happens they wish they were dead

Sent by Jamie Stauder

Overcoming Conventional Wisdom

Sunday, July 8th, 2012

TowerFor centuries, people believed that Aristotle was right when he said that the heavier an object, the faster it would fall to earth. Aristotle was regarded as the greatest thinker of all times and surely he could not be wrong. All it would have taken was for one brave person to take two objects, one heavy and one light, and drop them from a great height to see whether or not the heavier object landed first. But no one stepped forward until nearly 2000 years after Aristotle’s death. In 1589, Galileo summoned learned professors to the base of the leaning Tower of Pisa. Then he went to the top and pushed off a ten-pound and a one-pound weight. Both landed at the same time. But the power of belief in the conventional wisdom was so strong that the professors denied what they had seen. They continued to say Aristotle was right.

The iPad in the Hands of a 4 Year Old

Saturday, September 25th, 2010

This morning I came across a short write-up in TechCrunch about a video of a 4 year old using an iPad entitled Could There Be A Better Advertisement For The iPad? It’s a reminder of how quickly children adapt to new technology and how quickly new technology is adapting to make interaction more intuitive.

Are you using an iPad or something similar with your children?  If so, let us know about your favorite apps in the comments below.