I love this article because it describes exactly the way I believe language should be taught, or at least how to use some of the high tech gadgets out there in language teaching. Eventhough I believe that the computer lab in a school environment is great, I also believe that students should be able to carry their language learning tools with them wherever they go. I have an HP iPaq on which I added a 1 GB SD memory card. On the card I keep my audio lessons (Berlitz, Pimsleur etc.) I also keep my vocabulary lists and some other stuff. I use Wikipedia to access Farsi articles and read blogs to sharpen my knowledge of spoken Farsi and how it is expressed (much better and richer than formal news sources). I also use a Walkman for some audio tapes that haven't been digitized yet.
I talked about the Rosetta Stone program the other day and I love it but I don't think they have it in MP3 format. Pimsleur on the other hand have converted their lessons to MP3 format and they sell it along with an MP3 player. As I said before, I love both, but I prefer the mobility of the MP3 format.