Wednesday, September 23, 2009


In Karl Fisch's "Did You Know 4.0" it tells youhow technology is playing a role in everyday things. Advertising has become amlost completely done over some kind of technology. Everything is done on handheld devices. Some people use this technology wrong and use it for bad things. 95% of music downloaded last year was downloaded illegally. I think that the technology we have is great but should be used correctly. President Obama was smart and used social networks to aid him in his campaign. This was a really great video and I learned a lot from it.


In the video "A Vision of Students Today" by Dr. Wesch, it tells us what it is like being a student today and how technology plays a big role. Students send more emails than they do actually write things out. The connection between this video, Karl Fisch's "Did You Know?", and Dr. Wesch's other video is that technology is becoming the base for everything. These videos show what affects technology is going to have on students. Technology is becoming smarter and we need to same.


In the video "Web 2.0 ... The Machine is us/ing us" by Dr. Wesch , what mattered to me is that technology is starting to take over more and more things. It is becoming smarter than we expected. Everything we do on the computer the machine learns from. They are becoming more like humans every second. Machines will get so smart they will take over jobs that humans do and eventually become smarter than the human race.


In the article "This Would Be Really Weird" by David Warlick, it tells us that men have lost many jobs but women have actually gained more jobs. Women lost 1.66 million jobs but men lost 4.75 million jobs. Men have lost 74% of the 6.4 million jobs erased during the recession. It is good that women are getting more jobs but I'm a guy and will need a job soon. The men need to step it up and give the women competition for jobs again. That is what i think about this article.


In the article "The Answer For Textbook Publishers" by David Warlick, he says that textbooks should be smaller, or digital so it can be put on an Iphone or Ipod. I think this would be a grat idea because textbooks are very large and heavy. It would be nice not to have to lug those giant books around. Having it in my pocket would be such a conveniance. Overall I agree with what he is saying and think this is a great article.


In the article "H1N1, Skype, and a Possible Tipping point" by Karl Fisch, he explains how Anne Smith is using Skype to stay connected to students who are sick. I think this is a great idea and it is even cooler because Anne Smith is my teacher. The article also tells the students willingness to be connected to class even when hey are sick. This is a great use of technology. That is what i think of this article.


In the article "The New Literacy" by Clive Thompson he speaks about how writing is becoming redefined by technology. I felt a little mad when someone said an age of illiteracy is at hand, because I believe it is the complete opposite. Technology is improving our writing because we all use it everyday. Everyone who uses social networks is constantly writing even if they are just updating their profile. One of the quickest ways of communication is texting. Texting is writing. That is how I felt about this article.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


In the article "Women Raise Bar at colleges" by Tamar Lewin it explained how men are getting lower grades and less college opportunities than women. Men are studying less and socializing more. Some colleges are even accepting more men just because they want to balance out the men and women. I feel that men should be mad at this and try to get better grades. Men should show everybody that they can pull their own weight. That is how I feel about this article.


In Karl Fisch's "Did You Know" I was shocked when i heard that China had more honor students than we had kids. China is obviously doing something right. The U.S. needs to change what they are doing and try to get more like China when it comes to academics. I feel as if all the other nations are catching up and if we don't do anything about it now kids will struggle for jobs in the future. That is how I felt while watching Karl Fisch's "Did You Know".