Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Star Trek vs Digital Divide

When I saw the July 21st Webb Alert clips of Jeff Han demonstrating multi-touch technology, I thought of a Star Trek Voyager episode where the captain has to remember how to use a computer that requires a keyboard. Of course, those politically correct Federation officers were a lot kinder about 20th century technological failings than Jeff. Han cringes at the idea of people being introduced to technology with $100 laptops. I cringe at the fact that there are people for whom even the $100 laptop would be a ridiculous luxury. ...

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