Sunday, February 12, 2006

Laptops sales exceed desktops . . .

This week's Newsweek reports that desktop sales fell behind laptop sales for the first time. CNet reported a similar trend in June of last year. Ubiquity is on the march.

4 comments:

mattyx79,  February 22, 2006 at 3:04 AM  

I am not sure if this is the most appropriate place to post this, but I ran across a discussion on slashdot.org about the transition of higher education moving from a computer lab environment towards a model where every student owns a laptop.

http://ask.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=06/02/22/0255221

It maybe a useful read as ASU contemplates such a transition.

Matt

Nate February 24, 2006 at 3:39 AM  

Matt,

The slashdot discussion is interesting, to say the least. Thanks for the link!

Nancy February 25, 2006 at 9:21 AM  

Whoo, Mattyx79 has found a great resource in the Slashdot reference linked above. It would be nice if someone or multiple someones would filter it, meaning: assemble it into a list or grid of problems and solutions, advantages and disadvantages, from a student point of view and from an administrative point of view. Or something like that.

Then we'd have the advantage of knowing some problems and solutions ahead of time, as well as being able to identify problems without, as yet, identified solutions. Then this wonderful person could put the grid on the TechPlan wiki for others to augment. (See link at top of UTO blog nav bar.)

Nancy, helpfully making work for people...

lparsons,  February 28, 2006 at 11:36 AM  

I've compiled a summary of the discussion (and a few of my own thoughts) and posted it in the Idea Bucket of the Academic Technology @ ASU section. The page is called "1:1 Laptop Initiative Issues". Feel free to add, reogranize, delete, comment, etc.