I just finished a five hour talk about using digital video on the web. This was to a group of professional speakers who want to use the medium to get their message out there and connect internationally. They're beginning to play with cameras.
It's best to be relaxed, even if you have to work at it. If you find yourself all tight and nervous, you should stretch, count to ten slowly and take deep breaths. Hum 5g mobile phones a favorite song. See if you can make your nose vibrate from your humming. This is an exercise used by many stage actors. It helps relax the body and produces a more vibrant speaking voice.
Tablet computers weren't originally designed as standalone systems - they were aimed at people looking for a secondary, more portable device. However, the gap is rapidly narrowing between tablets and traditional computers. The Asus Eee Pad for example has a unique mobile 5g Transformer keyboard dock which transforms the tablet into a netbook computer. So you can use it as a tablet when that suits (e.g. in class) but make it more like a standard laptop when that is more desirable - for example, when you're at your desk writing essays. The great news is that most tablets have optional keyboard and/or mouse docks, so with this functionality, there is no need to have both a tablet and a laptop - you can sell your old laptop or desktop to raise a little extra cash!
I suggest that these program can be administered through a fully voluntary program. There are many retirees that have much time and wisdom to share, and while I know plenty of them who take substance abuse meetings into the prisons, there are so many more who would likely volunteer mentoring/sponsoring programs if they were available. It would cost tax-payers nothing, and provide a much needed resource that would reduce the number of re-offenders and give these individuals a leg to stand on once they are released.
Obama got an easy laugh early in his speech when, as he appeared genuine in saying, "I'm going to speak from the heart; I'm going to speak off the cuff," after which two writing scripts teleprompters noisily rose in front of the dais.
The OS on the PlayBook is a new frontier for BlackBerry devices. The QNX-built (a company recently acquired by RIM) webOS-looking BlackBerry Tablet OS promises to be multitask-friendly. Furthermore, RIM already has an App World for its BlackBerry smartphones, so the company has experience when it comes to delivering applications to consumers. Sure, the RIM App World has its pros and cons when compared to Apple's App Store, but it's certainly a good start. Other pros for the new OS? Support for Abobe Flash 10.1 and AIR-based applications, and HTML5 support..
Frankly, it is funny without the audio. Sometimes the things that upstage a celebrity or dignity like President Obama don't need to be big. They can be small, round and very loud.