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Archive for June, 2011

New Vatican web portal launched

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Today Pope Benedict XVI launched the Vatican’s new media-rich web hub, The Vatican Today, with a tweet from a tablet device. The times they are a-changing.

Blogging my conversion 5

Friday, June 17th, 2011

Yesterday I picked up the keyboard dock for my Eee Pad Transformer. It is very nice to be able to type things in, much easier than using a virtual keyboard. This one is a full-sized keyboard with half-height keys, a sensible layout, and good tactile feedback, but the response time when typing with it seems […]

Blogging my conversion 4

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

The Canucks lost last night, in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals, which was disappointing. When it was clear there was no way they’d be able to come back from behind I was already joking that it was time to go back home and play with my Android tablet. (See, I didn’t bring it […]

Blogging my conversion 3

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

Not surprisingly, I was up rather late last night (4am) playing with my new toy. I resisted the temptation to download any games, though. No, I’m not going to cave and jump on the “Angry Birds” bandwagon. And I couldn’t find a Scrabble app, which would have been the only one worth wasting time on. […]

Blogging my conversion 2

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

Oy boy, it’s happened already. The thought has crossed my mind “Hey, I could play games on this thing! Why don’t I choose a game as a way of learning how downloading new Android apps works?” Also, I’ve reached my first UI impasse. I am delighted to discover that the Eee Pad can multitask, but […]

Blogging my conversion 1

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

I think I might be going through a change in the way I use technology and I want to observe myself going through it and reflect on it as it’s happening, if that’s possible. I’m going to try to balance caution with exploration, which is very difficult. What is the catalyst for this possible “conversion”? […]