2/18/2004 7:05 AM
Scott County Safe-Net
Expressing IT-AC as wireless pocket-pc applications
Communication to BCNGroup Board
We are discussing a wireless Pocket PC - based AC-IT educational (distance learning) delivery system that assumes most of the actual “time-on-task” work is done while reading novels, literature, textbooks, and pdf type papers acquired by external web harvesting programs (reading is very nice on the Pocket PCs because of the backlighting) and in manipulating control symbols - perhaps with voice.
Because the operating system is stored on flash RAM, one can turn the device off, put the device in one’s pocket and then later turn the device on and the reading material will instantly be displayed at exactly the spot so that reading can continue.
The bandwidth constraint is not really a constraint - if one accepts a "slow" data flow.
In the model proposed by Don and I, we use the simplest part of HTML and WAPscripting and we use data encoding into referential bases (Orbs and Ribs).
The early WAP applications all looked a lot like the old Macintosh HyperCard "card" stacks. HyperCard was an excellent way to teach data structures and to develop things like address books and databases.
So we establish a minimal Linux distribution on the Pocket PC (Nathan, perhaps this is where you should do some research. The Linux distribution for Pocket PC was first available over a year ago.)
Unlike the DC-IT computer programs, which pushed bandwidth higher and higher so that the industry could sell new capabilities, the AC-IT seeks to use the minimal bandwidth and old equipment and to design and produce new citizen communicators that are inexpensive ( less than $50).
The AC-IT and DC-IT distinction is discussed in this URL:
One of the important consequences from the BCNGroup and the OntologyStream’s role in the AC-IT is to develop medical vetting between doctors and insurance agencies.
Don Mitchell developed a voice-controlled interface to medical examination vetting previous to 2001.
Agricultural framing and aquaculture also needs complex monitoring over an embedded array of sensors (in the field or water). A hotspot limited process development methodology (PDM) is being developed from the AIC (appreciation, influence, control) paradigm. This PDM will use tri-level process architecture running ontology referential bases. The agricultural framing Orbs will be linked into referential bases located on wireless servers and be linked to dynamic event structure news feeds one weather.
The most important AC-IT application environment is the Python-Linux Knowledge Technology Toolkit for Kids (K-12).
The Knowledge Technology Toolkit for Kids is designed to teach children about the microprocessor, digital memory and transmission mechanisms. As such, the Toolkit teaches about physics and computer science. The Toolkit also teaches from the Knowledge Sciences curriculum.