Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Newspapers vs. Websites

The blogger wisco88 wrote a very interesting blog about newspapers vs. the internet. I wrote a comment on it. Write your opinion and see what I wrote Here

Monday, February 25, 2008

Losing TV

A fellow blogger wrote a great post about TV and what happens when we lose the ability to watch it. I left a comment so see what I addition?

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

I'm at Lefty!

Throughout elementary and middle school, I was always very strong in English. I was very good and reading and writing; however I dreaded math and science. Math required much more studying and hard work than writing did. I used to be able to sit down and write about anything without a problem.

My brother, who is four years older than me, was the exact opposite. He was always very strong in math and science but struggled in English. He could solve any math problem that was given to him, whether or not he had seen that material before; but he had problems writing papers.

Now that we are both in college, we have traded places. He loves to write and is very good at it. In fact, he is an English major at the University of Texas at Austin. As for me, I love math. It makes sense to me because it has an exact answer and there is no room for debate. I’m looking at being an accounting or finance major.

So how did this happen? I find it interesting as we grow our thinking completely changes. I have moved from right side of the brain to the left. It is very hard for me to sit down and write this blog, for example. To be honest, I have been sitting in my friend’s room for three hours with my laptop in my lap with a blank word document open the whole time. For my friend, she is an excellent writer. It comes very naturally to her and she writes fantastic blogs.

So how do math people make a good blog? I have written other blogs but they have not been very good. I have tried but nothing seems to bring out good conversation. Any tips?

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

U Wanna Txt?

I find it amazing that there was such a technology boom in my generation. From the years 1989-present, technology has soared. My brother owned the very first Nintendo in about 1990 and now in 2008 my family owns the Nintendo Wii.

Texting also shows the advancement of this generation. Walking around campus, I see everyone either talking on their cell phone or texting. Don’t get me wrong, I am a texting addict. I can’t tell you how many times I have heard my parents ask me “Why don’t you just pick up the phone and call someone…it would be so much easier!” But parents don’t understand that just sending a quick text is so much easier than picking up the phone. My logic is that calling someone just to ask what time the movie starts would be a waste of a phone call and honestly an awkward conversation.

To give the older generation some credit, my parents have learned how to text message. They still don’t understand the concept of a text message but at least they know how. What I find funny is that they treat it like an email, always signing it “love, mom” or “love, dad”.

We bought my granddad a cell phone just in case of an emergency. It is a very easy phone to use considering this model isn’t made anymore. We taught him everything about the phone and he understood perfectly. However, do you think it is out of the box yet? Of course not. He still prefers to use his phone that still has a turn dial.

There are just things in life that older generations will never understand about us (texting/cell phones, for example). Maybe that is why our generation is always criticized for doing something good, as Greenberg states in his article. Critics don’t understand why we do what we do, like play on the computer or text. It doesn’t make sense to them so they criticize us for it.