Did Stanley Kubrick, Always a Visionary Filmmaker, Forsee the iPad?

August 26, 2011

According to Samsung in a legal battle with Apple, Stanley Kubrick (and not Apple) designed the first iPad as seen in his 1968 classic film 2001: A Space Odyssey. Samsung cites a one minute clip from the film that shows two astronauts eating and using personal tablet computers at the same time. The two companies are “suing each other all over the world for patent infringement after Apple accused Samsung of blatant copying of its products.” You can read the article, watch the YouTube clip and make up your own mind. Better yet, just watch the film.


Using Overdrive/MyMediaMall with a smartphone or tablet

August 24, 2011

I’ve used My Media Mall on just about every device out there, and to be honest, in its current design, it’s MUCH easier to use it on a smartphone or tablet that connects directly to the internet.  Instead of plugging in my reader into the computer, all one has to do is download the Overdrive App and go from there. For those of you who haven’t tried it, you can check out these instructions. It’s not perfect, but I think it streamlines the process quite a bit.  Good luck!

-Juliette S.

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