Tuesday, September 29, 2009
In “2020 Vision” by Karl Fisch, what mattered to me is the future. Education would be much more enjoyable and useful if this happens. If this happens, then everyone would be exited to go to school and work, as opposed to now, where only some people enjoy school, and others only enjoy certain classes. Also, almost everyone in the world could be connected by the internet. If we, the U.S., can make it so we import no energy, then we would finally be totally energy efficient, for the first time in at least 100 years. This is what matters to me in Karl Fisch’s “2020 Vision”.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
In “We Have the Technology” by Karl Fisch, what mattered to me is the future. How would our lives be different if we had the technology to learn about any and every object around us? Right now we can only use the Bionic Eye app to find locations, but if what Fisch says can happen happens, then we may end up being able to learn about every object within our reach. It may or may not have a practical use, but we would have a fountain of knowledge at our fingertips. This is what mattered to me in Karl Fisch’s “We Have the Technology”.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
In “Did You Know? 4.0: The Economist Media Convergence Remix” by Karl Fisch, what matters to me is the future. We should not use technology so much. People should read instead of typing so many text messages. Anyway, if someone is going to send so many text messages, call or meet up with the person. Human contact that isn’t through a cell phone is healthy, and we should so that instead of texting so much. This is what mattered to me in “Did You Know? 4.0: The Economist Media Convergence Remix” by Karl Fisch.
Friday, September 18, 2009
In “A Vision of Students Today” by Mike Wesch, what matters to me is my education. I want my teachers to know me by name and help me personally when they have time, not have them ask me if I am in their class when I walk up to them. We shouldn’t have to buy textbooks if we don’t end up using them, because the money spent on them could go towards savings or food. College classes should be smaller so we can all learn and not just be a sea of faces to our teacher. This is what matters to me in “A Vision of Students Today” by Mike Wesch.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
In “Who Moved My Stalag” by Gary, we need more leaders like Hogan. If we have more leaders like Hogan, we would live in a better world. If all the world leaders proactively worked toward solving problems, then we could all just try to get along. We need to have leaders that will take risks for their country, not ones that are only interested in themselves. This is what matters to me in “Who Moved My Stalag” by Gary.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
What matters to me in “The Obama Speech” by Will Richardson is the future. If everyone becomes like the parents worried about the speech, what would happen to the country? If no one trusted what the government, society could lean towards anarchy. If society became anarchy, there would be chaos. With no laws, there would be mass criminal activity but no one to stop them. This is what matters to me in “The Obama Speech” by Will Richardson.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
In “The New Literacy” by Clive Thompson, I agree with Andrea Lunsford because what she says is logical. It makes sense that if you write more you get better at it. According to the article, students are getting better at writing for several reasons. One reason is they write more. Most Americans stopped writing when they got out of school, but with computers, they kept writing to keep in touch with their friends and family, or to share ideas. Students also write for audiences. Anything put on the internet can be read by almost anyone who can connect to the internet, so students would write it for their specific audience. Also, they are more likely to remember spelling and grammar because they are usually used more on the internet. Students would get better at writing out their ideas, since they wrote more. This is what I thought of “The New Literacy” by Clive Thompson.
In “The Machines Are Using Us” by Mike Wesch, what mattered to me is the internet. Wesch shows what the structures of web pages are and some of how they are used. Web pages are used for a variety of purposes. They can show videos, e-mail, social-networking, and ordering items. They are used because they provide easy access to features that would need to take more time or money than actually used. For example, I like to go to YouTube to watch funny videos as opposed to going to a video rental store and renting one. This is what matters to me in Mike Wesch’s “The Machines Are Using Us”.
In “A Low Fidelity Education” by Karl Fisch, what mattered to me is the future. If the quality of goods decreases, what will happen when it becomes so low that no one will buy them? If that happens the economy could crash before corrections were made to the goods, if able to be made at all. If education is not made online by the government, then some other group could make it online. If online education becomes widely used and that happens, it could be worse than if the government made it and “corrupt” the learners. This is what matters to me in “A Low Fidelity Education” by Karl Fisch.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
In “Quiet gender gap hits collegiate balance” by the post, what mattered to me is my future. If this continues, what will happen to society? If the majority of men become slackers, would anything get done? It could end up where the men are treated as slaves, like in a book I read. Men could become almost completely useless to the human race. This is what matters to me in “Quiet gender gap hits collegiate balance” by the post.