## jboard included

randform reader Lano Ferryman asked in a comment to a randform post:

If you are so interested in new input devices – so why don’t you report on the new iPad?

It is also that I am getting more and more reluctant to promote new technologies which make people want to consume more.

On the other hand its not that randform is totally uninterested. Tim has meanwhile some new programs, which would run nicely on an iPad-like pad. The above short clip displays his program jboard (under development) for using an electronic board. I was asking him to implement something like stickers (on the right side of the board) where you can store little pieces of text and graphics, which you can freely move and copy to other pages. The stickers are automatically “tagged” with parts of what the sticker holds, but one can also tag them also with any other self-designed icon/text. So for example if you have a table you are constantly referring to throughout a lecture then you can get that table from the sidebar by clicking on your icon. We forgot to display the highlight feature in the clip.

update 13.04.10 – I forgot to mention: Tim is not sure wether jBoard will be GPL, LGPL or something similar, in any case jBoard will be open. There will also no ridiculous patents be filed (like for the stickers). Further development of jBoard will be rather slow, in particular next week the semester starts again and Tim will mutate again into a teaching machine.

### 2 Responses to “jboard included”

1. Sybille Says:

What I do not like about those tablets is that you need to use these uncomfortable pencils.

2. Lola Says:

The interactions on a big screen would have a different impact than on a tablet.

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