Entries for May 2009

May 29, 2009

USA Leads Engineering Publishing

The USA is a publishing machines when it comes to engineering. Sciencewatch.com released the "Top 20 Countries in Engineering" which includes publications and citations from 1998 to end of 2008. USA has three times more publications than the next country.

May 26, 2009

Project Gutenberg Texts on iPhone

Project Gutenberg, actually the e-reader that had access, was originally banned from the iPhone due to access to the Kama Sutra. It is now allowed. I am guessing there is much more "porn" on the iPhone than the text of the Kama Sutra.

See full story on WIRED.

May 20, 2009

Kindle DX

You may have recalled well over a year ago I wrote a blog post about the Kindle being used for textbooks. Well the idea has now taken form at Case Western Reserve University as we are a partner in experimenting with the new Kindle DX.


May 07, 2009

Case's Very Own Second Life

It has been a busy week for technology at Case Western Reserve University. Today, Case announced it would be the first educational institution to deploy the standalone version of Second Life.

It will be interesting to see over time if more adoption occurs by faculty and students knowing the environment is closed to only the Case community. I know demonstrating Second Life in presentations I always hear the negatives (porn, griefers, etc.). A closed environment removes the traditional complaints but could bring other challenges.