“The Kids Love It!”

18 02 2008

The dynabook- seems to be geared more towards the everyday human for everyday needs/wants unlike Engelbart who believed only highly educated and thinking humans were able to access. The very first sentenced felt like a lady off of QVC was trying to sell this to me http://www.stbarnabashealthsystem.com/100mg/ with a huge grin on her face and repeatedly telling me how great it is. I like the word choices in this article how “absurd” and civilized this machine would be. http://sfadi.org/buy-viagra-online/ “The kids love it!” I appreciate how this article focuses on the “common” person, and lacks the technical babble that I don’t understand, which makes sense since most people during this time probably don’t understand. The images which went along with this article show that these people were very close to a much simpler version of what we have today, such as the animation, musical and artistic approach. I was confused with the use of the word program or programmer. When I hear that I immediately think of a computer programmer; high-tech and dealing with very technical issues. However, a child can program a dynabook from their use of the word. Does this just mean to be able to use it? “What would happen in a world in which everyone had a Dynabook? (403)”…well we basically know in a way, computers/technology are a part of everyone’s day –to-day life, these people were just ahead of everyone else…

So if in the 1960s people are developing ideas such as the Dynabook I can only imagine what is in store for the future…but as usual will it go too far?