WSJ: Millennials, Boomer Parents in Constant Communication

This Wall Street Journal video has an interesting look at the way technology is changing the way people communicate, especially the way Millennials communicate with their Boomer parents.  It also looks at the preferred mode of communication for these groups and the broader overall changes in communication trends nationwide.

What does that say for their (both Millennial and Boomer students) expectations of us as individual faculty members and as an institution?


Gralla, 13-Inch iPad Could Kill Microsoft's Surface Tablet

Preston Gralla over at writes that a 13-inch iPad could kill off Microsoft’s struggling Surface tablet.  He sees it as a two-in-one device, since someone with a tablet that big will probably want to use if for more than just apps, but more likely as a tablet and a laptop.  Interesting take . . .

Full post here.

Lectora 2014 Conference Call for Proposals

Lectora 2014 User Conference Banner Lectora has opened its call for proposals or its 2014 conference in Los Angeles, CA.  The Conference will be March 31 – April 4, 2014.  The deadline for proposals is August 30, 2013.  Each person who has a proposal accepted will receive one complimentary conference registration worth $795.00. The call for presentations form is here. The conference site it here.

Microsoft Writes Off Nearly $1 Billion On the Surface RT Bomb

Computerworld is reporting that Microsoft just announced a $900 million charge for “inventory adjustments” related to the Surface RT.  The RT was released last year has has been a “poor-selling tablet.”  Microsoft has been offering steep discounts on the tablet with runs the RT (scaled down version) of Windows 8.

The full post is here.