[Humanist] 24.247 iPad in the field?
Humanist Discussion Group
willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Tue Aug 10 22:09:19 CEST 2010
Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 247.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2010 06:05:12 +1000
From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
Subject: iPad in the field?
Does anyone here have experience or knowledge with the use of computers
in fieldwork of any sort, not necessarily archaeological or
anthropological, not necessarily non-urban, who can comment on the iPad
as a tool for such work? One obvious appeal of this device is its
physical simplicity, which suggests that it would be far more useful
than a laptop, which one has to open up and, as a result of the hinged
design, is awkward if not vulnerable to damage.
Willard McCarty, Professor of Humanities Computing,
King's College London, staff.cch.kcl.ac.uk/~wmccarty/;
Professor, Centre for Cultural Research, University of Western Sydney,
Editor, Humanist, www.digitalhumanities.org/humanist;
Editor, Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, www.isr-journal.org.
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