[EAS] Leisure & Lifestyle

pjk pjk at design.eng.yale.edu
Sat Apr 17 02:21:49 EDT 2004

Subject:   Leisure & Lifestyle

(from Edupage, April 16, 2004)

Three British college students have won a Microsoft-sponsored
technology competition with their University Leisure and Lifestyle
Manager (ULL), a software application designed to aid university
students with academic as well as social parts of their lives. Built
to run on smartphones or handheld computers, the ULL offers tools
such as a service that helps students choose textbooks and a feature
to provide feedback on academic work. On the social front, the "Take
Me Home, I'm Drunk" feature sends a message to a local taxi service,
indicating where the user is located and the user's home address.
The ULL also includes a buddy list that can tell users exactly where
friends are and a tool that translates languages for foreign
students. The students who built the ULL were selected from 4,500
entrants in the competition and will represent the U.K. in Brazil
this summer in an international competition.
BBC, 16 April 2004

Who does it tell us more about, students or Microsoft?  --PJK

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