OK, we all know that teaching the teachers how to use classroom technologies is not the easiest task. Most are too busy, some are set in their ways, and some fear they’ll look stupid if the technology fails during a class. And if it doesn’t work the first time for those who do embrace change—you’ve lost them.
Last week I took a walk over to Sanyo’s recent product showcase at the Omni Berkshire Hotel in New York to see what the projector company had to offer in its fall lineup. What I found was that the company had been making leaps and bounds in technology since I had last taken in a Sanyo press conference. The new thing
Trade-show technology launches tend to fall into two categories: enhancements of already successful product lines, and innovations which take a manufacturer into previously virgin territory. Luckily for this foot-weary InfoComm blogger, this year's show has already thrown up a few examples of the latter.
I am sure everyone understands that no one can carve a forecast for our economy in stone and expect it to come to fruition. The best we can hope for is that analyzing the data, mood, and optimism (or pessimism) will yield – at best – a week or two’s worth of “best guess” of what the economy will do. Yet, in ord