Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Textbooks and Haversacks

It is not uncommon nowadays to see schoolchildren tagging along a huge schoolbag or haversack to school. Piled inside would be thick textbooks that the students reference for their lessons. Some children small in stature looks awkward tagging their bags for the bags can be as huge as their body frame.
Imagine a world whereby all schoolchildren carries a TPC instead to school. All their textbooks exercise books assignments and projects all stored in a TPC not much larger than an A4-sized paper. Even a pencil box containing pen and pencil can be discarded. For Geometry they need not bring along a compass ruler protractor and set-squares. Everything nicely stored in a TPC and no need to even carry along a notepad.
With such an arrangement the children need no longer need to carry a heavy weight on their little shoulders.
Teachers too will no longer need to pack away stack of books back home for marking for everything will be digitized and stored in their TPC. Wow! What an ideal world.

Friday, April 08, 2005

Requirements Gathering

Had a great meeting at a school yesterday with the teachers that teaches Chemistry and Physics. The purpose of the meeting was to gather their requirements regarding the building of applications making use of TPCs for their teaching purposes. The meeting was mind-blogging for me as I never studied Chemistry during my high school days. Biology was another subject I did not opt for when I was in school. So there is lots of things for me to pickup as the project progresses in the coming months. But I am really looking ahead to the challenge.
Downloaded a demo version of crocodile Chemistry from the Internet. It is really a great application for doing Chemistry experiments. Only valid for 30 days but I intend to take this 30 days to mess around with it.
Might consider buying a copy for the company for evaluation purposes.
Well the weekend is here. Hope to get a good rest.

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Tough TPC

Everyday, I had to tag along my Toshiba M200 to the office. Not that I am complaining for I am truly enjoying the fact that I mess around with the latest technology currently available.
How many people out there currently got the chance to play with a TPC anyway.....
My only concern is whether with all the carrying and moving; will the M200 malfunction due to the many shocks and shakes. So far, it had been working fine and I have no complains.
I always like Toshiba. In fact, my favorite brand for notebooks has always been Toshiba and Fujitsu. Never had problems before with either brands.
But what will happen if one day my hard disk crash or the notebook refuse to startup. Invested in a 1GB Thumbdrive to backup my office emails and documents and also a 20GB Portable hard disk with USB 2.0 connection.
So far, I make sure I backup my data at least twice a week.

Friday, April 01, 2005

Freeware for Tablet PCs

Does anyone out there knows where I can find good freeware specially designed for Tablet PCs running on Windows XP Tablet PC Version?
I came across a few but there isn't much. If anyone knows of any good site do let me know.
I am more keen on TPC software for education.