The battery was flat. Need I say more? Attending a debate hosted by The IET and attended by many of our favourite academics I could have tweeted and voted along with some of them, instead like Gill Kirkup I took notes on a pad of A4. Simply because the battery had gone on the iPad. I did at least record the entire 'debate' on a digital recorder. What chance e-learning if the electricity runs out? Out of 13 there were 3 on iPads, including Martin Weller stabbing at his keyboard as if he had socks on his hands. There were two lap tops and a smartphone. Of the remaining, three took no notes at all. Does it matter how people voted? Not with this sample.