19.441 portable computing

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 25 Nov 2005 07:53:47 +0000

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 19, No. 441.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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         Date: Fri, 25 Nov 2005 07:50:21 +0000
         From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
         Subject: portable computing

In my explorations for a truly portable computer, I ran across the
following, alas not yet available: the IBM Meta Pad,
a prototype 9-ounce device, about the size of a 3X5-inch stack of
cards 3/4-inch thick, which can serve as the heart of a desktop
system as well as a handheld. My colleague Paul Vetch responded to
notice of this desirable device with a page on the current
state-of-the-art in wearable computing,
http://wearcam.org/ieeecomputer/r2025.htm. I cannot see myself
wearing a computer while hiking, but the cramped quarters of
Economy-class and its bad movies would tempt me to put on the visor.
(Beware of any students wearing sunglasses in class....)


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