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Victorian iPad

Posted on: March 26, 2017

Ha-ha, funny. We get this tweet.

Do you also get why some actual iPads are used in “Victorian”, i.e., old school, ways even though they are an integration of some of the latest technologies?

There are “edu” apps that are designed just to engage instead of also empower. They focus on getting learners to consume instead of also to create. They might connect learners to content, but forget to connect them to one another, to experts, and expert thinking.

The Victorian iPad focuses on what is quaintly nostalgic and reassuringly comfortable. The powerful iPad focuses on powerfully different and meaningfully disruptive.

Doing things differently does not always mean doing things better. But doing things better always means doing things differently. -- Hank McKinnell (Former CEO of Pfizer)

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