I’ve heard about this technology since the end of 2015 but I was not interested. But then, earlier today, I have a chat with PhD students from Nigeria who told me a story about her PhD life.
“One of my office mate rarely showed up because she’s using remote desktop”, she said.
So, this afternoon, I opened the uni website to find out. I installed the app to my mac and followed the instruction.
First impression: this is cool. The display of my mac suddenly replicated the appeareance of any PC at the library. I can also access all my files that is saved on library PC’s.
Second impression: okay, I still could access my files (especially journal articles) because most of the time, I will upload each journal to my Google Drive. Thus, I still can access the journal from any gadget.
How about printing?
Well, since the beginning of my course, I’ve installed Pull Printing app on my mac, so I can print any document from my mac simply by pressing Ctrl+P and jump up to the nearest printer at the library to catch my printed files.
However, this tech is still sophisticated. It could be easily forgotten that this was huge improvement for students without actually realising how big is the impact for our daily academic activites.