“Picasso’s Guernica painting turns 75 years old this year, and in order to have it restored, Madrid’s Reina Sofia museum has designed a robot capable of scanning the entire painting for signs of wear and places where restoration is needed the most. The museum teamed up with Spanish telecommunication company Telefonica to build Pablito, as it’s now called, and the robot goes to work every night taking thousands of high-resolution pictures of the famous black and white anti-war painting.” (Reuters) [Feb, 2012]
“In terms of sheer power, my MacBook Pro greatly exceeds my iPad. The smaller device is simply less capable, but maybe that’s the point.”
What’s interesting about the article, and the iPad in general, is that here’s a device that’s been around a few years now and people who’ve owned one for a while are still discovering it as a new thing. It’s like we bought it thinking it was this one thing, but over time it’s become another.
Looks promising so far. I’ve tried a couple other email replacement apps for iPhone, but they didn’t really feel like much of an improvement over the build-in app. Hopefully, this one will be different.
So far, so good.
1. Needs a sound on/off toggle
2. The developer should really bring a proper version of this one to the iPad. (Although using it in 2x mode on an iPad Mini makes for an interesting experience.)
“Of these devices, half were for what we might call failures - damage not resulting from user action - and the other half were damage. Interestingly, our battery failure rate remains at a steady 0%.”
A summary of iPad failures from fall 2010 through the present as part of a 1:1 school technology program.
Impressive numbers, both in terms of product quality and user-related issues as well. (After all, these are kids we’re talking about and how children treat such devices is often used as an argument against such programs.)
“ Art should never be Interesting. Wikipedia is Interesting. Nightmares are Interesting. But to feign Interest in other people’s art is just smug. Don’t be so fond and fatherly about it … The real reason to go to an art gallery is to witness a small number of people elaborate publicly on their own confused striving, beyond explanation or accountability or compromise. You don’t see that just anywhere. In a gallery, one finds all the raw elements of fear and desire, the most dim and keening shapes, smiling strangely from the backyards of awareness and submitted painfully for general inspection. This is not what you might find at, say, Boston Pizza. ”