Lawrence Technological University
College of Arts and Science
Department of Mathematics and Computer Sciences


The LTU Adjunct Faculty Laptop Agreement of August 2004

For the beginning of the Fall 2004 Term, and before, each of the software packages that I described in these handouts was tested on on as close a platform as possible to the official LTU student laptop. Since I have been unable to sign the laptop agreement and the agreement is not planned to be modified until mid 2006, I have no suitable test platform.

I remain committed to the laptop initiative and its aim to teach each student how to use their laptop as an education and research tool. I will continue to draw attention to software of importance to technical students. The ideas that the laptop can be

  1. a self-contained database backed Web site development platform,
  2. a self-contained conferencing and feedback tool, and
  3. a general purpose data acquisition device when coupled with a real-time microprocessor subsystem,
will continue to be explored in these handouts.

For integration with a Windows XP machine, I suggest you to seek advice from the Cygwin, Sourceforge and Active State Web communities.

As always, I appreciate your comments and corrections.

John M. Miller M.D. (

Revised April 10, 2005