I have for a long time wanted a computer (and mobile phone etc) that did not require constant re-charging as the battery got flat. Given that perpetual motion seems to be off the cards (I blame the second law of thermodynamics personally) there is a need for an alternative. Solar energy is a problem with PCs, as when they are in use most of the visible area is either screen or keyboard. Windup computers are quite hard work, so this may be the solution.
Monday, May 08, 2006
Wednesday, May 03, 2006
My first paper in a foreign language. The paper I wrote for the Observatory on Borderless Higher Education: Portals in higher education: concepts & models available at http://www.obhe.ac.uk/products/reports/publicaccesspdf/February2004.pdf has now been translated into Spanish (and the abstract into Catalan as well). It available from http://www.uoc.edu/rusc/3/1/dt/esp/franklin.html I am not able to comment on the translation.