Jobs on the other hand invented the “fruit” that not only took IBM by the horns but over the
years also proved to be the most unique and multi-dimensional product one could come across;affectionately and then officially branded as Mac.
But that’s not where the story ends. In this age of razor
-edge competition and out-of-the-boxinnovation, it is imperative for a technology based organization to plan and implement diversityin its product range vis-à-
vis the end user’s wish list and with such a short life span of
technology products, the old school realized that in order to beat the rest one has to take aquantum leap.The BenchmarkThis is precisely when exclusive Apple products made their grand entry we got to see the too-good-to-be-true products such as MacBook, iPod and iPhone which are the most preferredbrands for people, well for those who can afford it.The unofficial crown of Apple however is iPad and it has single handedly paved the way andcreated a benchmark for the pen-computer technology of the future. This future is not aroundthe corner. It has arrived. It is here. We are experiencing it.Just like the telephone which saw a transformation from the dial to the keep-pad to the touch-pad; same way the computers of tomorrow will do away with peripherals such as monitors,key-boards and mouse.The floppy disk became obsolete faster than you could say USB Flash Drive. In less than 10years, audio cassettes got pushed behind by CD and then DVDs. Same way, much before 2020,in the next 5-7 years our computers are going to be all about pen computing and touchsystems.Pen Computing
Easier Said Than DoneOnce again, the technology is going to save time dramatically. Once again, we are going towitness sheer convenience in carrying out work at office and home. But by far, besides thecountless workplaces, institutes and industries there remains the one entity which will benefitthe most
the education sector.Every technology has its advantages and disadvantages but then it is the joint task of thecreators and the end-users to discover the right balance in putting that technology to effectiveand efficient use.
Let’s consider one
particular aspect concerning the impact of pen computing. For students inschools, colleges and universities, pen computing means elimination of paper and perhaps evenbooks. Stationery will no more be required. So what will be the repercussions? This is aquestion best answered by our academicians. Assuming that people will disagree and global