Seriously.  At 5 and a half pounds it’s not exactly a lightweight tablet you would want to hold for hours. I have a very simple test for you: if you have an average 14”-15” laptop around, flip it open, hold it vertically, just like this:

… and tell me how long you could comfortably hold it like that.  My guess is it will be just a few minutes.

Osman Rashid, co-founder of Kno says :

Rather than build a generic consumer device and ram it down the throat of educators, we looked closely and figured out what it is a student needs.

OK, that’s a good principle.  I’m a big advocate of situational devices , as long as they are affordable. What I just “don’t get” is Kno’s conclusion: students need a device that faithfully reproduces a full-size textbook.


(Cross-posted @ CloudAve)

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