@betajet: Wikipedia and other Internet resources are great if you know what you're looking for and you know what it's called.
There's a smartphone app where you can let it listen to a fragment of a tune and it will return all of the details associated with the piece -- without your first knowing what it was called.
I bet in the future uyou cioudl have a voice interface and try to vaguely describe something and for the servers in the cloud to say something like "Ah, you are looking for information on something the ancients used to call a book!"
Wikipedia and other Internet resources are great if you know what you're looking for and you know what it's called. If you don't have enough general esoteric (sometimes a euphemism for "trivial") knowledge, you don't know things even exist and then the Internet is useless. For example, if you'd never heard of Le Pétomane, you'd probably never think to look him up.
@Janine: Where will people like you and me with such a depth of knowledge get the respect we deserve...
I don't know about you, but I'll be sitting in the corner of a bar and -- for the price of a beer many beers -- I will regale the gathered throng with tales of daring do BEFORE everyone had augmented reality :-)
On the other hand, as a former professor, this has me worried:
"I can imagine a time when contact lenses have the capability to project high-resolution textual and graphical imagery directly onto their owners' retinas. At some stage, it wouldn't surprise me if it became possible to have such equipment embedded in the eye itself."
What are the implications here for cheating on exams?
A Book For All Reasons Bernard Cole1 Comment Robert Oshana's recent book "Software Engineering for Embedded Systems (Newnes/Elsevier)," written and edited with Mark Kraeling, is a 'book for all reasons.' At almost 1,200 pages, it ...