Saturday, May 27, 2006


Just home from Ireland, thanks to the conference organizers of the the Irish Learning Technology Association, and saw this at an airport bookshop. Not necessarily "shoestring" (though only about $10 more than a new hardback book), it may be the coolest new tech-thing I've seen in a long while. Check out Playaway self-playing audiobooks. The company website offers suggestions for how to reuse/share the product, too. Though it may not look like much to hard-core iPoders, it's a perfect airport product, and may provide a gentle nudge for some technology resisters. And it would have been just perfect back when my elderly father, losing his vision, found books on tape too cumbersome to manage.