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As part of my presentation at MACUL 2002,
I asked those in attendance to write their dream scenario on a 3x5 card
for themselves and their computer. The scenarios below were given
to me after the presentation to share via the Web. Thank you to the
writers for sharing their dreams.
"I am under a palm tree on a beach with
a breeze, a tropical drink, and music, holding my computer."
"I am sitting on a beach with my fully loaded,
state-of-the-art laptop. I can communicate flawlessly with anyone, anywhere,
"I am using multiple programs at one
time. I don't have to wait for my slow computer to process anything, and
it never freezes up. I can just work efficiently and never have to wait!!"
"I would think and it would respond only
to me. No need to buy extra software, no need to upgrade hardware. It (they)
would be seamless and only the process or task or gaol would take my efforts."
"I am sitting in a warm, sunny place with my computer able to have a full screen to work with while on the Internet and not see anything flashing. I would read and read an e-book with pictures and audio."
"I am at home, working on my job, using my
"I am sitting in front of my lakefront
log house with my laptop--birds chirping, waves spalshing."
"Traveling across the globe to exotic locales
with my laptop, submitting an online journal of my journeys for National
"I would be able to take it apart, put
it together, troubleshoot it, and make it work better! It would be at my
mercy instead of me being at the mercy of the whine of the computer."
"I'm sitting at my computer and quickly linking
to all sites without any problems...hopefully using wireless equipment."
"I am holding my compuer in my hand
directing multimedia bells and chimes to keep my students active listeners
and active participants in their education."
"I would be sitting at my computer working
on my Principal's Newsletter using technology so it would be more likely
to be read."
"I am talking to a computer in the room
with me. I don't see it but it projects images for me on a big screen."
"I would be sitting in a bean bag playing with
a multi-buttoned Laser mouse with a top of the line graphics card and a
"I'm on a sailboat somewhere sunny and
"No wires. Instant speed. No wait. Input
by thinking only."