The End-User View of Technology – Not Good Enough

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes Sadly, this is the POV (point of view = perspective) that most teachers have. I don’t blame them – it’s not really their fault. On the other hand, the professors who teach them should know better. Them I do blame. … Continue reading

WHAT!? Computer Literacy should be MORE than learning to use your iPad?

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes Programming vs. “Technology” April 9, 2012, 8:00 am By Robert Talbert Dumbing Down : Stager-to-Go. Friday, April 6, 2012 By Gary Stager When Luerhmann coined the term, “computer literacy,” he intended it to mean computer programming the intellectual pursuit of … Continue reading

Computer Literacy: Does knowing how to drive = understanding cars?

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute Of course not. So why do people believe that they “know” about computers simply because they can use Word, or iTunes, or some other app? (Or even a lot of apps…) It is high time that we accept the fact … Continue reading

I’m not the only one who has issues with the iPad 3

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute List of iPad gripes goes on and on – latimes.com. No Siri (not that I care to talk to my iPad in the first place) Weighs more. Gets physically hot. VERY fragile screen (DON’T EVER drop it). Takes a long … Continue reading

iPad3 means no shuffling between several gadgets … REALLY????

Approximate Reading Time: 3 minutes iPad3 means no shuffling between several gadgets | NextWorth. Professing never-ending love for the iPad has taken on a real cult-like fervor. It’s really quite embarrassing. The digital world is converging on a revolutionary all-in-one device, the powerful, brand-new iPad. … Continue reading

The Value of the Designer Who Codes | Inc.com

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute “Knowing the technology better means more productive arguments when there are disagreements because everyone speaks the same language.” via The Value of the Designer Who Codes | Inc.com. If you want to design applications you need to understand how they … Continue reading

LA Times: Michael Hiltzik: Looking for a reason to love the iPad – latimes.com

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute There’s a link to my blog posting in the LA Times. Cool. Apparently I am one of a “sizable cadre of bloggers”… – does that count as a citation, I wonder? Michael Hiltzik: Looking for a reason to love the … Continue reading

If you fly, you can’t use their dictionary….

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes Anyone know a a good dictionary/thesaurus app I can install on my PC? I used to use the offline version of Websters, which I loved, but it is old and won’t install on my 64bit machine. Lately I’ve been using … Continue reading