14 March, 2010
I am outdated
I am not just old-fashioned, but also outdated.
Back when I was in university, I've never used laptops on taking notes in the class (that includes lecture theatres, tutorial rooms, class rooms, laboratories ... etc). It's not just me, no one uses laptops in the class.
Sam Elphick sent me a link to this video:
Clearly, unlike Don from beautiful Boston, picturesque Quincy and now reputable Rochester. I fail to see the need of using a laptop in the lecture. Back then, I (and every other students who bothers to copy down the notes) would use pen and paper, after years of university, we all either learned to copy the board fast.
Technology has changes. a laptop now can have up to 8 hours of battery life under wireless productivity with 17-inch screen for just 2.99kg, or 7 hours of wireless productivity battery life for 13-inch model for just 2.04kg. Somehow, I can't leave this part out: Don opt to have 11 hours of battery life at a cost of 5.2kg for the external battery pack plus the laptop weight (2.58kg).
According to him, he carries the 5.2kg battery pack on top of his 2.58kg laptop to classes on daily basis, and he has no issues with that. I am still amazed with his ability of carrying so much.
For me, one of the main reasons on getting an iPad is the weight. Only 0.63kg for Wi-Fi model, and just 0.73kg for Wi-Fi + 3G model.
news link: Wide Web of diversions gets laptops evicted from lecture halls (Washington Post, 9 March 2010)
Posted by Antony on 14 March 2010 10:33 PM |
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