Quoting Lucie deLaBruere <[log in to unmask]>:
> Are we holding on to old ways in a way that impedes forward moving
> approaches to problem solving (such as matching new learning
> approaches to the exponential increase of information available). [?]
I ran across a similar question earlier today ... so I'll add it here ...
Will the 'smartbook' be a better Netbook?
by Brooke Crothers
November 22, 2009 6:00 AM PST
The "smartbook" aspires to put the smartphone into the laptop.
Will it be able to elevate an Apple iPhone or Motorola Droid-like
experience to a larger device, or is it just more marketing
Most of the questions seem to start out with a "from where we are
today" approach ... the netbook is really just a notebook, the
notebook is just a more portable desktop, the desktop is a (not very
personal) PC, the PC is a minimainfame ...
In the meantime, my cell phone has full access to google, wikipedia,
the new yor times ... and no one hase every asked me how many tweets I
can make in an hour (some students do more than 100 !)
To Lucy's point, the "smartbook" will at least be a textbook with
wikipedia, google search, google books installed. But you will have to
use it at home since the school network will block all of this ;)