Link: Kindergarten iPad 2 program causes rift between parents and school officials in Maine

The group questions the effect of handing iPads to children who are not ready for the technology and objects to the use of taxpayer money to fund this experimental program.

I would question it to, it’s not that I don’t think young children cannot handle the technology leap it’s that I think they would potentially miss out on some very important fundamentals, ie. handwriting, drawing, finger painting, etc.

I didn’t start using a computer regularly till my early 20’s, I’m now 35, and my handwriting has become steadily worse and worse since I started writing less and less.

Whilst I think the technology is important, I think more importance should be given to the fundamentals.

Link: Kindergarten iPad 2 program causes rift between parents and school officials in Maine

The group questions the effect of handing iPads to children who are not ready for the technology and objects to the use of taxpayer money to fund this experimental program.

I would question it to, it’s not that I don’t think young children cannot handle the technology leap it’s that I think they would potentially miss out on some very important fundamentals, ie. handwriting, drawing, finger painting, etc.

I didn’t start using a computer regularly till my early 20’s, I’m now 35, and my handwriting has become steadily worse and worse since I started writing less and less.

Whilst I think the technology is important, I think more importance should be given to the fundamentals.

Link: Shaking up the bizarre habits ingrained in primary health care – (37signals)

It’s crazy that actually being able to email your doctor is still so unusual in this day and age. It’s one of the many ‘bizarre habits that have been ingrained’ in the world of primary care…

Some interesting movements in the healthcare industry. I think ease of access is one thing that stops a lot of men going to the doctor, among a myriad of other reasons, and I for one would love to be able to flick a quick email over to my Doctor with an update or asking a quick bit of advice.

One of the companies we, my 9-5 job, have started working with has some very interesting products that make this sort of thing a bit more viable in that they are personal monitoring products where your datas are recorded, uploaded without the need for user intervention, and can be subscribed to by your physician. It’s pretty cool technology, though not remarkably new or ‘out there’, but the application is still something very new in the healthcare industry.

Link: Shaking up the bizarre habits ingrained in primary health care – (37signals)

It’s crazy that actually being able to email your doctor is still so unusual in this day and age. It’s one of the many ‘bizarre habits that have been ingrained’ in the world of primary care…

Some interesting movements in the healthcare industry. I think ease of access is one thing that stops a lot of men going to the doctor, among a myriad of other reasons, and I for one would love to be able to flick a quick email over to my Doctor with an update or asking a quick bit of advice.

One of the companies we, my 9-5 job, have started working with has some very interesting products that make this sort of thing a bit more viable in that they are personal monitoring products where your datas are recorded, uploaded without the need for user intervention, and can be subscribed to by your physician. It’s pretty cool technology, though not remarkably new or ‘out there’, but the application is still something very new in the healthcare industry.

Link: Daring Fireball Linked List: Andy Ihnatko Reviews the BlackBerry PlayBook and LG G-Slate:

But down this path, we’d never get rid of Flash. The baseline experience for online video would forever remain crashy, lesser-quality, less-power-efficient, insecure, and in the total control of a single company — Adobe — that has shown itself to be incapable of addressing any of these problems.

And that’s why we, and Apple, need to keep pushing the ‘flash is bad’ line.

Link: Daring Fireball Linked List: Andy Ihnatko Reviews the BlackBerry PlayBook and LG G-Slate:

But down this path, we’d never get rid of Flash. The baseline experience for online video would forever remain crashy, lesser-quality, less-power-efficient, insecure, and in the total control of a single company — Adobe — that has shown itself to be incapable of addressing any of these problems.

And that’s why we, and Apple, need to keep pushing the ‘flash is bad’ line.