A long time ago (February) in a place not so far away (upstairs a few floors at work) I attended a lecture entitled Medical Education in the Era of Ubiquitous Information by Charles P Friedman, which focused on the knowledge cloud concept increasingly supporting both medical education and then practice with it factoring into clinical decision making well beyond the current concept of clinical decision support (CDS) in electronic health records (EHRs). Here is my Google docs notes coverage.
That was the first time I gave a Google-docs-via-iPad-with-Kensington-keyboard note-taking strategy a try and I wasn’t all that impressed. I’m a relatively fast typist and there was a strange lag resulting in missing letters numerous times. Google Docs then crashed outright several times, wiping out a line or so of notes with each fall. Other experiments since February haven’t been all that much better, so while I’ll probably iPad most of the MLA meeting here in Seattle I’ll go old school and haul in my heavy old laptop from home when I’m Twitter Jockey for the Top Tech Trends session because I’ll stand a fighting chance at being able to keep up. Let us keep our fingers crossed for steady wireless connectivity!