David Pogue, over at the New York Times, has written all about how using dropbox helped him and his staff with his latest manuscript. Note that, in this context, we are not talking about the LearningStudio tool, but the free stand-alone program/website that syncs your files via a folder on each computer you (or your collaborators) use. You can also sync with iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry, and Android. Imagine taking the most current version of your work with you, wherever you go!
Pogue also points out that dropbox makes a pretty decent file back-up system, absent any other collaborators in the picture. Of course, I’ve never been one to have nightmares about lost data, but, you know, if I were that sort of person, this would probably be something useful. And Macworld has written about 62(!) different things you can do with dropbox. It seems like you just might be able to bend time and space to make your life easier.
For our friends in the sciences, check out this story on a new NSF program aimed at making ” it easier and faster to access and share large and complex data sets”. Nothing usable yet, but a research consortium is looking into the issue.
Also, if you would like to try out being part of larger project, need a little break from your own work, or have ever dreamed of being an astronaut, here’s your opportunity to help NASA astronauts train underwater.