Friday, June 5, 2009


Although the CrunchPad seems to be a crude prototype, the concept is interesting.

Would students buy a similar device along with their laptop and cell phone? Instead of their laptop?


  1. I like the idea of a stand alone touchscreen tablet where students can access course readings, browse the web, and do Aplia homework. I think students would purchase this in lieu of a laptop (and along with a phone) if it offered the following: handwritten note-taking, sketching, recording capabilities, and USB ports to support a keyboard and mouse for writing papers, blogging, and emailing back in the dorm rooom. (The touchscreen keyboard still seems awkward.)

  2. It's its in lieu of a laptop, it would also need Microsoft Office, Google Docs, or iWorks, connection to the campus network, and printing.