[teknoids] Exams on iPads

Joseph Bazan jbazan at msbcollege.edu
Mon Dec 17 16:59:26 EST 2012

I still have my Osborne, and it still works, and it's still the most reliable and best computer I've ever used.  I spent many nights writing papers during college, and the Osborne kept on truckin' with Word Star.

If I had any electronics skill at all, I'd figure out how to connect a large monitor and add email capability.

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Sent: Monday, December 17, 2012 3:29 PM
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Subject: Re: [teknoids] Exams on iPads

Hi all. I'm a reporter with Law Technology News. (Don't panic: I only read this list for enlightenment; nobody's being quoted without permission.)

Chiming in now because this thread reminds me of a story I wrote in June, about Harvard Law School banning the Osborne portable computer 30 years ago.

Our stories go behind a Lexis paywall after six months -- nothing I can do about that, sorry -- but here's the link anyhow:


- Evan

On 12/17/12 3:49 PM, "Loftus Becker" <lofty at me.com> wrote:

> Well, for years I took exams on a typewriter. That wasn¹t a computer either.
> But I liked it. And believe me, the faculty grading my exams were 
> grateful I didn¹t write by hand.
> I have students whose only electronic devices are an iPad and a 
> telephone. At least one of them took her exam on her iPad, and did 
> just fine. (She did have a keyboard to use.) I probably found it 
> easier to grade than I would have found a handwritten one.
> Loftus E. Becker, Jr.
> Professor of Law
> University of Connecticut School of Law
> 65 Elizabeth St.
> Hartford, CT 06105
> On Dec 17, 2012, at 3:42 PM, "Wiseman, Kim" <kwiseman at richmond.edu> wrote:
>> This is going totally off subject and for that I apologize, but who 
>> would want to take an exam on an iPad??  (I'm as apple as they come, 
>> but really??  It's NOT a computer).


Evan Koblentz
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