Wednesday, October 01, 2008

[TIPS] Livescribe pen - electronic pen

Remember this post from 2005: http://tipline.blogspot.com/2005/12/tips-flypentop-gift-idea.html

It’s about an electronic pen that stores the things you write, right inside the pen. Hard to believe that was back in 2005.

Now comes this version: http://www.livescribe.com/

Play the video on the front page. Pretty amazing technology, eh?

Now think about this. We’ve got phones that can browse the web, store podcasts (REAL podcasts, not just mp3’s), store images and documents, as well as SO many other things. (iphone) Now we’ve got pens that store what we hear and connect it to your notes. We’ve got free web app’s that allow us to connect to people around the world and build things together. (wikis) We’ve got other web apps that allow us to collaborate on the same document at the same time and embed the results. (Zoho, Google Docs, etc) We’ve got RSS feeds that allow us to have information brought right to our desktops. (netvibes, pageflakes, google reader) We’ve got free presentation websites that allow us to post our projects and collect audio feedback. (vimeo) SO VERY MUCH MORE! This could be an exciting time to be a student.

Forget it. Put that away and get back to your seats. Get out your book and turn to page...

2 comments:

neilster said...

I've got a pen myself and it's pretty amazing!

If you're interested in picking one up yourself, check out Livescribe.com, discount code 'SCRIBE5A30' will get you 5% off!

Karen Janowski said...

Some of us see the possibilities....and then reality sets in.