A warning to anyone reading this column: it’s a stream of consciousness series of impressions, opinions and comments from the perspective of the writer (Yours Truly). It’s designed to offer the feel and spirit of this week’s NECC expo and San Antonio (at least my impressions of them). It’s not designed to be a news article. You have been warned.
Still no time to visit the Riverwalk, but when I finish my show coverage today, I promise to try and eat … er, see my way along the San Antonio landmark. Meanwhile, regarding NECC…
I’ve been surprised at how many Mac OS X applications are being demoed. Since K-12 institutions are very slow adopters of new software (due to legacy machines and budgetary concerns), I had expected to see few Carbonized applications. It will still be years before Mac OS X is THE main operating system in schools — but it may not be as many years as I’d previously anticipated.
I had a nice chat yesterday with Lorin Rivers and Matt Quagliana of Real Software. They even brought me a can of shaving cream. Thanks, guys. (If you don’t understand the shaving cream reference, see Monday’s Reporter’s Notebook ).
Also thanks to Mike Murphy, photo editor of Texas Highways, the official travel magazine of Texas, who sent me a very useful URL — it’s a condensed version of the July issue’s story on a Slice of San Antonio. Check it out for yourself. It’s a good read.