Tuesday, December 8, 2009

PLN 28

In “I Read (?) The News Today, Oh Boy” by Karl Fisch, the author shares a video he found online. The video shows new technology for magazines. All someone needs to do is buy one of these at a store that sells them, and then they could download their magazines from the internet by logging on to the magazine’s website with a subscription. This new tech would likely save thousands of trees by reducing paper usage in magazines, reduce ink usage, and save money on postage. This is what matters to me in “I Read (?) The News Today, Oh Boy” by Karl Fisch.

Monday, December 7, 2009

PLN 27

In “Dreaming in Digital” by David Warlick, the author says that we are becoming too obsessed with the tech and losing sight of the learning. He says that this is partially because we are losing the appeal of connecting with people from far away. I agree with the author on this point. People are forgetting that the technology(in most cases) is supposed to help connect people and ideas, not just be used for our amusement. This is what matters to me in “Dreaming in Digital” by David Warlick.