[teknoids] Recommendations to 1Ls on Tablets? Surface?

Leers, Susanna leers at pitt.edu
Thu Jun 12 12:49:26 EDT 2014

LOL!  I love the metaphor.  I think there should be a CALI or AALL session on "Law School Technology 9 Circles of Hell".  Nominations accepted.


From: teknoids-bounces at ruckus.law.cornell.edu [mailto:teknoids-bounces at ruckus.law.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Jill A. Smith
Sent: Thursday, June 12, 2014 12:06 PM
To: Teknoids
Subject: RE: [teknoids] Recommendations to 1Ls on Tablets? Surface?

I was asked to help my father-in-law with his (non-Pro) Surface Tablet.  I believe Microsoft raised Dante from the dead to create a 10th circle of hell for this type of experience.  I essentially had to resort to random swiping so I could generate error messages, the meaning of which I looked up on my laptop.

I've heard the Pro is much better, but the part of my brain that might believe that statement is irrevocably scarred by my go-round with FIL's tablet.

Jill A. Smith  |  Instructional Technology Librarian
GEORGETOWN LAW  |  jas515 at law.georgetown.edu<mailto:jas515 at law.georgetown.edu>
111 G. Street NW  |  Washington DC 20001
From: Bohl, Phillip C. [Phillip.Bohl at pepperdine.edu]
Sent: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 7:01 PM
To: Teknoids
Subject: [teknoids] Recommendations to 1Ls on Tablets? Surface?
We do not recommend any kind of tablet to incoming 1Ls.  Our recommendations are pretty much limited to a Dell laptop or an Apple Macbook Pro.

Is anyone suggesting a different primary computing platform?  I am not sure what to think about the Microsoft Surface.  I don't trust 'em ... no other reason but the fact that I know very little about them.  Windows RT is a bit scary to me for the same reason.


Pepperdine Law
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