Forever is a Fickle Thing

A few days ago I quit all my extra projects forever…except the blog and the journal prompts and the books projects and the summer workshops I’m putting together. Not that kind of stuff. All the other kind of stuff that makes me insane. That was Friday.

Today I’m co-chairing an iPad task force. I don’t even know what that means, but when I think of it as a project to tackle, I hear Mario (or is it Luigi) giggling “here we go” in my head. Here we go.

I find it fascinating that we have such a thing as an iPad task force. I fully intended to be the first person I knew to own one, but that was before my car had to have some electrical surgery. I still don’t own one, and it’s been two or three weeks since they were released. I’m lagging, seriously lagging. I’m also hoping the job of co-chair comes with its own iPad.

If you had asked me last week if my campus would move toward ebooks for textbooks, I would have said, “Yes, inevitably so. Within five years, we’ll all be using ebook readers for textbooks.”

Jesse Smith (my college president) says make that two years. Wow. Not much shocks me regarding technological change. I like to keep abreast. I eagerly anticipate new gadgets and tools. I am usually the first person I know to try them out.

Today I am stunned. Two years? Really? Congratulations, Dr. Smith. You’ve stumped me. Good luck with the rest of the campus.