Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Technology platforms and new experiences

It is amazing how simple innovations like bluetooth headphones creates a new platform that causes me to seek out more content to enjoy the platform. Being wireless decoupled from my phone, I can more pleasantly listen to TED radio whenever I go out on a walk or when I bike commute to work. Having this platform has caused me to seek out and increase the content consumption. The same can be said for being able to control YouTube on my TV with my phone; there is just so much good, free, educational content out there and now there are so many great ways to enjoy it…

Monday, October 8, 2012

Standardized keyboards on standardized tests

There’s really no other way around the requirement to use a standard keyboard on a standardized test such as the GRE or GMAT. This means those that use Dvorak are out of luck. After googling around, one finds a lot of frustration but the only possible solution being a doctor’s note with an accommodation. I just don’t see typing an essay as something that is feasible if one has to stare at the keyboard. That means practice, practice, practice just like the rest of the exam. After a few dozen words, some of the key lines are coming back…

Tuesday, October 2, 2012