PocketPC’ing Henri Rousseau at Tate Modern

So, last night Maryam and I went to the Tate Modern museum here in London. Wonderful modern art museum. Had a great time. Got inspired. And all that. But, while there, I rented a “multimedia tour” of the Henri Rousseau exhibit.

This was a cool Toshiba PocketPC that had an audio tour with occassional video and photos. Nicely done! I wish I could meet the developer of it.

Yes, the rest of the museum ran on Windows too! :-) I’m a geek. Shoot me.

11 thoughts on “PocketPC’ing Henri Rousseau at Tate Modern

  1. I dunno if I woulda mentioned the Toshiba part.

    As Toshiba dropped the Pocket PC as they couldn’t sell them and had quality control problems galore. I recall the history, innovative, yes, but also quite infamous machines those. Tosh then shifted to Tablets, still continuing the honored tradition of poor build quality and lousy support.

    http://www.bargainpda.com/default.asp?newsID=2225

  2. I dunno if I woulda mentioned the Toshiba part.

    As Toshiba dropped the Pocket PC as they couldn’t sell them and had quality control problems galore. I recall the history, innovative, yes, but also quite infamous machines those. Tosh then shifted to Tablets, still continuing the honored tradition of poor build quality and lousy support.

    http://www.bargainpda.com/default.asp?newsID=2225

  3. Looks like the Toshiba e800 series, which was the first VGA (640 x 480) PPC. I loved that model; mine is serving overseas as I’ve loaned it to one of our U.S. forces overseas so he could keep in touch with his wife. Audio tours along with VGA video in a tourist attraction are a fantasic use of mobile tech. For folks that have their own portable audio device, I could see the audio-only portion available as a podcast; do they offer that?

  4. Looks like the Toshiba e800 series, which was the first VGA (640 x 480) PPC. I loved that model; mine is serving overseas as I’ve loaned it to one of our U.S. forces overseas so he could keep in touch with his wife. Audio tours along with VGA video in a tourist attraction are a fantasic use of mobile tech. For folks that have their own portable audio device, I could see the audio-only portion available as a podcast; do they offer that?

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