AARP Debuts RealPad Tablet

AARP debuted its first-ever consumer product today at the Ideas@50+ conference, currently under way in San Diego. Called RealPad, it’s bigger than a smartphone yet smaller than a laptop computer. The tablet was designed with tech-shy people in mind, AARP says, making it easy for them to keep in touch with family and friends — including their grandkids, for whom the art of letter writing is often a lost cause. Helping people navigate the digital age is important to AARP, says CEO Jo …

Digital Dictionary?

I saw this in the news yesterday and am seeing it pop up again today: The Oxford English Dictionary may never be printed again! AFP (and other sources) report that the new (and third) edition of the “bible of the English language” may never appear in print – and be only accessible to uses online. No *final* decision has been made, and the new edition will not be expected for another decade or so. By then, who knows how we …