Is it poor form that I'm feeling kind of whatevs toward Thing 21?
The University of Minnesota's calculator is pretty cool. It's a 2.0 version of the information search process. We were discussing these in school a couple of weeks ago. I argued that students should be taught to be information literate but not in a way that they are so aware of it. Information literacy should be incorporated into every lesson kids are taught in school.
That being said, I still think these calculators would be cool for people who have a need to see the progress they are making on a school or work project.
Thing 21, I'm just not that into you. Let's just be friends.