Jobs has done it again.

Once again, he created a device that has so many uses that we didn’t know about before he created the device.

Here are a couple of interesting articles. The first is about how the iPad will be used by children. Notable points I think are the 10 hour battery life in the car trip and splattering digital paint.

http://gadgetwise.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/01/30/is-the-ipad-a-kids-best-friend/?ref=technology

This article is talking about the second “kindle killer”. Macmillian, one of the “big six” american publishers, has pulled its titles from Amazon’s
e-bookstore.

This next one is the same as the first, but for teens.

http://www.examiner.com/x-19494-Broward-County-Parenting-Teens-Examiner~y2010m1d31-Apples-iPad-is-launched-Is-it-right-for-your-teen

Finally, for college students. I think this is the most important article here, mostly because I can see the way this would affect education.
The iPad is more useful than an iPhone, more mobile than a macbook. Imagine one device that you can use to take notes in class, carry around the stacks in a library, type a paper while on the bus to the swamp (geology field trip) and then use the maps application to mark the locations of whatever geologic formation you’re studying. Obviously, it needs updating. But that will happen. iPhone OS 4 and all.

http://business.theatlantic.com/2010/01/yesterday_the_rumors_gave_way.php

Thoughts?

PS: more to follow about use in college.

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Catchup

My papers are as follows:

Liturgical and Spiritual Implications of the Shoah: An examination of how the Shoah has affected modern Christian and Jewish Spirituality.

Development of Eucharistic Doctrine

Christian usage of the seven Deuterocanonical Books

Lots of reading going on. Several different books for school, and then a couple that I’m reading on the side: The Practice of the Presence of God and the Sacrament of the Present Moment.

In the lectionary right now the readings are somewhat more regular than before the Epiphany Octave. Mostly Ezekiel and the Epistles. (Ephesians and Philipians.) This is one thing about the lectionary that I don’t understand. I would think that Ezekiel would be more suited for Septuagesimatide/Lent. I haven’t studied the lectionary itself very much, so I dont understand the rationale for this. Any thoughts?