CES 2009: The Future of Computing

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    John Ellis

    I always love the final product at MS's CES keynotes- every year I am left thinking "I need it now!" but in this case I really do being a med student. Feasibly how far away are we from such a device?

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    USArcher

    years...but I thought it was interesting that Janet suggested that this type of "surface" may replace the big table Surface we have all come to know.

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    quikboy

    I really liked the cool anatomy application - I could just imagine how a bunch of anxious Anatomy students would want something so easy to understand from, than a simple picture.

    I think Microsoft should reintroduce Encarta as a more major education platform, rather than just some measly encyclopedia. Tons of high quality information, awesome applications where you really can get hands-on, video content, quizzes, eBooks, etc. all in one place. It's the future of a world where digital education could teach us more effieciently, better, and a way we can enjoy it.

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    John Ellis

    Indeed, I can tell you that anatomy teaching has changed for the worst over recent years. Doctors used to be able to dissect corpses to understand anatomy and since then we've taken a step back (that's the common consensus anyway), now we're in an age where we should be able to do something better with such things.

    I doubt the Encarta team will ever be made to do such a thing, even though I completely agree that it would be a fantastic idea.

    In the mean time I think the next steps are podcasts for education, not something new but something that's worth more interest.

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