I guess this can (partially) justify one’s decision to drop $40K on a yearly tuition…
“This has become known as the iPad class,” Corey Angst, assistant professor of management at the University of Notre Dame, told his students on their first day of class Aug. 24. “It’s actually not…it’s ‘Project Management.’”
Shannon Des Roches Rosa has a nice post on how iPad positively impacted her nine year old boy who is diagnosed with Autism. You can read her post here.
My son Leo’s life was transformed when a five-dollar raffle ticket turned into a brand-new iPad. I’m not exaggerating. Before the iPad, Leo’s autism made him dependent on others for entertainment, play, learning, and communication. With the iPad, Leo electrifies the air around him with independence and daily new skills. People who know Leo are amazed when they see this new boy rocking that iPad. I’m impressed, too, especially when our aggressively food-obsessed boy chooses to play with his iPad rather than eat. I don’t usually dabble in miracle-speak, but I may erect a tiny altar to Steve Jobs in the corner of our living room.
Shanon’s son Leo Rosa is using a spelling program called FirstWords in the video above.
Not much to say here yet it’s an important news… Apple will now ship your iPad w/in 24hrs (drop from 7-10 business days wait time)… Yet another indication that the supply is catching up with the demand… The prices remain the same – you can check it out here…
Here is a nifty photo of Mike holding a strong grip on the Gizmo (see the quote below for a note from his site as well):
Michael R. Bloomberg: the iPad mayor? The latest fixation in City Hall is the iPad and exploring ways that City Officials can use the tool to make government more efficient. “We’ve got to find ways to do more with less,” Mr. Bloomberg said. The NY Times writes:
Mr. Bloomberg showed off his iPad, which he purchased in May, at a question-and-answer session with Staten Island residents on Tuesday night. He said it might soon replace the thick dossier of schedules, budgets and news articles he receives each day.
The mayor, who is 68, has always portrayed himself as a bit of a tech fiend. He built an empire out of a technical contraption of his own, the Bloomberg terminal, and he uses a BlackBerry for e-mail and an iPod for Spanish lessons
Jobs gave an interview yesterday (D8 Conference) and noted that the iPhone had its origins in a rough prototype for the iPad (even though the iPad was released almost 3 years after the iPhone).
Here is the quote:
“I had this idea about having a glass display, a multi-touch display,” Jobs told The Wall Street Journal’s Walt Mossberg during the June 1 onstage session. “I asked our people about it. And six months later they came back with this amazing display. And I gave it to one of our really brilliant UI guys. He then got … scrolling working and some other things, and I thought, ‘My god, we can build a phone with this.’”
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