27 posts • joined 16 Nov 2007
Used to support their kit in a Special School and it was a bloody nightmare. everything had been clamped down to run what they said, and I spent hours devising workarounds to get specialised software to run.
Wouldn't spec them if they were the last company!
There is an alternative!
I carry a USB connector in a card (utagice.com) which allows me to input and check the data and anyone with a PC can read it, but not change it!
Another one missing
Is the IBM TP240. I have one of these and it is as portable as an EeePC, but could do everything that any W98 PC could!
What about the offspring?
I think that mention should be made of the offspring of this project, the ICL One Per Desk aka BT Tonto. Basically AFAIR a QL built into an early attempt at en executiev workstation. I used on when I was in BT Marketing, it incorporated a telephone and modem, with two lines. Apart from the normal functions of word processin et al I was able to interrogate a distant mainframe running RAMIS Reporter to obtain the relevant stats.
Cap? What Cap?
I'm running 3G on T-Mobile and testing at a consistent 17Mb plus!
Problems with iOS6.1? nah!!
My iPhone 4S is on EE, I updated to 6.1 about 10 days ago and have had no probl ems at all. Now 0n 6.1.1, no-one seems to appreciate that apple have done an update so quickly!!
Keep your money
Perhaps the poster that said they would keep thier money needs to read Googles T&C. they don't take your money until the item is despatched!
Seems that Nokia has one big advantage. If you have an iPhone, chances are you will have a PC, rather than a Mac. If you go android there are, currently, no android computers. So, if you want a phone, tablet and lap/desktop, without having to learn multiple OSs, and working out how to integrate them, Windows seems to be a good way to go!
See they are following Apple now, and making the essential accessories extra. £12.99 for the power adapter!!
iPads are beginning to be used in schools, but most significantly in Special Needs education Touch screens have been used in this area for some 20 years, but the ipAd has the unique advantage, that it can be presented for use by a student with limited mobility.
They are a major step forward in this field!
I am currently researching the use of tablets in Special Education , and have an iPad2 and a Lenovo A1. I have not had a single app crash on the iPad, which is running IOS5. The Android Lenovo regularly crashes the built in apps, some of them have never worked, crashing and forcing a system restart!
BT take this to ridiculous lengths! I recently asked for a gizmo which, supposedly. will improve my appalling Broadband. Not only did they charge me £1.20 for this, but extended my contract by 12 months.
The really sad people, who sit and surf while they watch TV?
Don't we rate a mention?
Saw this interview several times. Elton kept repeating that he is a Luddite, with no mobile or computer, so he seems an unlikely candidate for assuming the dat, based on Internet chatter and speculation!
Well, I live in London, in an area where BT is trialling FTTH. I am so close to the exchange that I am on a direct cable, so can't get onto the fibre. I am SUPPOSED to be able to get 20mb/sec, but am lucky to get 8Mb/sec.
If this is the best that BT can manage, surely the Government should be looking for a more capabale partner for this project?
Apple tax free prices
Interesting article, but as the product has to cross the Atlantic, surely they are allowed extra price to cover transport costs?
Love the Spec!!
Says it has a full QWERT keyboard. Y no Y?
The ToryDems have decided to scrap the cards, surely they were introduced as part of Euro harmonissation. So we can't use an ID card in Europe, can fellow EU members use them over here?
I am at the point of upgrading my phone. I have had mobiles since the early 90's, and always Nokia. The iPhone does not appeal at all, but I was thinking maybe Android this time, until I read the Reg article on power management.
Surely power management is far more important than all the bells and whistles which seem to be the buyer benchmark for most people these days?
So, assuming the system works, how do they propose to fund it when everyone behaves??
As a customer of BT Broadband I tried to set FON up, and failed. I then found from a forum that it was becoming a hobby for some people, so I joined in. After about 10 rounds of registering/de-registering/re-registering it has upgraded my Home Hun software, but nothing else. I have never found a hot spot to see if I can connect!!
AS a Christian I might JUST have swallowed this, until he said his Dad is a preacher. Having had a £1k+ E-Bay scam tried on me, by someone whose excuse was that he was a missionary, so had to go abroad, I vote 419!
I have 'subscribed' to BT FON about 8 times over the last few months. It has 'upgraded' my HomeHub, but never given connectivity!
I think it looks like a £100s worth! Won't be putting the eeePc on Ebay just yet!!
Odd, but this was first announced weeks ago, and this was the first bit that I noticed. I wonder when someone will have the guts to pass legislation taht will prevent mega-corporations from writing these customer 'contracts' that allow them to change what they like, when they like, and pass it off as a bargain??
I was gone.....
I am just soooo glad that I saw the writing on the wall, and backed out last year. Pipex had been good for the four years that I was with them, but when Tiscali took over I was outta there, fast!
The reason that I have an EeePC in my bag is simple. It has replaced my IBM TP240, because I can see the screen. Although smaller it is so much clearer!
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