Thursday, May 04, 2006

Remember the post about my technology impared mother? Well, it turns out that she managed to fix my iPod, which I had deemed to be completely broken. I'm really not sure how she managed to do it, but it just goes to prove that something may not be broken after all.

Monday, May 01, 2006

So the final question of our final for T101 was given to us by thom in the form of 5 clues. four of these clues were pictures, that when put together are supposed to form one question. Through some research i was basically able to figure out the general jist of the question. My point though, is that what thom had us do was a perfect example of living in the information age. by using the the internet and some basic search techniques, i was able to piece together several pieces of information and figure out the final question of what would be on our final exam.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

so, after hearing all about it, after seeing the group presentations on it. i gave in. i bought world of warcraft. i wanted to see if it lived up to all the hype, let alone the pricetag. the answer?

yes. i think it does. it's a pretty fun game, and a good way to waste time. the pricetag you may ask? i'm still undecided on this. i think as i progress more through the game i might be able to give you an answer, but not yet.

it's basically like no other game i've played before. there is an entire interactive community of 5 million people that play this game from all over the world. this shocks me, and it also makes me wonder how much blizzard, the developer, really makes off of this game. the video game industry must make so much money. i never really gave it much though, but after recently buying this game, i realized just how much of an economic impact these games can have.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

My mom and I had an encounter with technology today. She had an application I needed to fill out for the job I plan on having this summer, and living two hours away from her proved to be a problem. She attempted to scan the application several times, each time with varying degrees of success. The first time, it was much to large; the second much to small. I tried helping her, but eventually we just had to use normal mail.

This leads me to believe that some people are technologically deficient. Not to say my mother is, as I believe she is very smart, but I think that sometimes technology can get the better of us. Technology has come to play a large part in our everday lives, and if you are technologically deficient, then you are going to have some problems participating in normal society. This also leads me to wonder if there are classes or some kind of service to teach people how to use the everchanging technology that we use in our everday life. I might have to do some research and find out.

Sunday, April 02, 2006

So now my ipod is compelety broken. the whole loss of the headphones seems to be just a small loss compared to losing the whole thing. It's amazing how such a small piece of technology can be so incredibly addicting. Apple seriously must be making a fortune off of these things, even though they already are making a fortune off of every other piece of technology they sell.

Then earlier last week there was the group that did the presentation on internet addiction, which really peaked my interest. I'm addicted to the internet. Most of what I do; school, homework, socializing to an extent, revolves around the internet. This also makes me wonder, would my life be better or worse if the internet had never been developed? An interesting question, to be sure.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

This past week I lost the headphones for my IPod, and it made me realize how much I have come to rely on it. Without my IPod my walks to classes have become almost boring, as I have nothing to do but look at the scenery, even though this isn't a bad thing. I can't play music in my room either because it would become far to annoying for my roommate who has a much much different taste in music than I do.

This whole "situation" has kind of striked me as surprising. I never realized how much of a role the IPod and music played in my life, but now that I am without it, it's kind of amazing how important it is to me.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Thom was talking about the news today in class, and he ended up mentioning Al Jazeera. Being American, I was led to believe that Al Jazeera wasn't a news source so to speak, but more of a porpaganda website. I ended up looking it up, and it turns out to be nothing more than a middle-eastern CNN. I think that this alone proves that we are led to believe many wrong things here in America, and if we were to just research a little more and and look around, we could learn much much more than is told to us.