Topic: Leadership Issues
This is the lengthiest break I've taken from blogging since I got started nearly
three four years ago. Many things conspired to push the blog to the back burner--the project I mentioned in my last post, a prospectus for a new book on mobile technologies in classrooms, and prepping for a series of sessions and workshops throughout May, June, and July. I'm beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel and am really looking forward to NECC. I hope to see many friends, learn something new each day I'm there, and share that learning here.
In the meantime, just a mention that I'm trying to look more deeply into UMPCs. Purchased an HP Mini-Note shortly after their release. There are some things I like a lot (nearly full-sized keyboard and the 120GB drive. Also the 9" display is great. However, there are some real drawbacks as well (Vista crawls on it, the battery life is ridiculously short at 3 hours, and the extra one-half pound feels surprisingly heavy when compared to my eeePC). In addition, at $549 plus tax and shipping, it's over $600. All said, it may be an alternative for adults who resist the eeePC.