And I did that on my Newton MP2000 years before your Treo 600. Granted, they were static maps--no GPS--but I'm sure we can play this game ad infinitum, depending on how we define handheld technology (Grog find Crog with rock map, hit Crog with rock map).
My guess would be because you hold the tablet closer to your face than the MBA, so the higher resolution is better served with the iPads. In my own use, I typically have my iPad somewhere between one to two feet from my face. My MBA is usually about three to four feet away, where the decrease in resolution is less appreciable.
Does it have a microscopic dot labelled "You Are Here" somewhere on the screen? If so, I want to see it.
Bach did perform on the piano, just not as a primary instrument:
At first [Silbermann's] experiments were - well - experimental! It is known that JS Bach tried one and commented critically by pointing out serious defects - heavy touch and weakness of the higher notes. Later instruments however, Bach was able to praise, and it is on record that when in 1747 Bach visited Frederick the Great at Potsdam he played upon Silbermann pianofortes, of which the king possessed a number, possibly fifteen. All pianofortes up to this point were of the harpsichord shape - what we now call the 'grand', with the strings horizontal and in a line with the finger-keys.
So, had he lived a bit longer--Bach died in 1750, so just three years after his visit--he probably would have written work for it, or at least translated his works to it.
As an instructional designer, I don't know why so many people are surprised with this. If you spend more time interacting with your students, instead of teaching at them, they are bound to achieve more in the course.
I cannot find the article at the moment, but earlier this week I was reading about an instructor who, instead of lecturing, used edX's circuits MOOC in his course. He then goes on to state that instead of spending his time lecturing, he significantly increased the amount of time he spend corresponding with the students--in other words, he flipped the classroom. The result was a significant improvement in exam scores
As stated here before, this goes back to Socrates. Instead of lecturing at your students, telling them what to think, interact with them, question them, get to know them, etc.
Good teaching transcends modality and fad.
By using another 600-ton magnet, flipped around, of course.
I guess that John Denver wasn't so full of shit after all, man.
I read the headline as "Copyrights To Reach Derp Space," and I was like, "We're already there. We are already there."
Were this just an isolated incident, I would be screaming hoax with the best of you; however, given PayPal's handling of a recent charity case, where a group had their account suspended after trying to raise money to buy presents for poor children, I'm not so sure. Quote PayPal's support: "You can use the donate button to raise money for a sick cat, but not poor people."