Monday, 9 March 2009

I am still struck by how good the Asus Eee PC workbook is, and how it has changed my life...

I love it and use it all the time for the blog because it is really quick and I can work between the internet, e-mail, pictures and files every evening when I review my day. It's like my mobile phone small, neat and very functional. I know that it won't do everything but what I need it to do, it does brilliantly.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hello Chris

I absolutely agree! I use another of the netbooks and I take it on holiday (connected to my GPS and using Google Maps to show where we've been skiing, how fast and how far), for work (like now I'm on a train to London for a meeting or yesterday when my ICT Transformation Team worked all day away from the office using just our mobiles and the netbook connected to a 3G network), to talk for free with my brother in Switzerland, to book a holiday with friends and countless other things. I know this is just what we've got used to using computers for but now I can carry a hardback book sized device with me rather than waiting to get somewhere to use a computer.

When I'm working with schools I often use the example of GPSs to show where these devices will be in a few years (manybe even this year). My first GPS was big, expensive and no one knew why you would have one: now they are so affordable, available and useful that no one thinks twice about owning one.

Anyway, my theme for a while has been why we are thinking about creating bigger infrastructures to support more devices rather than seeing that the devices can come in from the outside and our job is to enable and shape their use. I'd really welcome discussions with anyone as to whether I'm right to think this way and either way how are we going to work with the reality of a world full of inexpensive devices, connected to fast reliable networks that we don't control.


Richard M. Boughey
Transformation Manager
Education Leeds