The difference between idleness and readiness.
Recently I’ve noticed in movies or TV shows that during a lecture every college student is rapidly typing away on a laptop. As a teacher, I think I would find it very disturbing. I’d wonder, are they taking notes or messaging friends? Are they mentally present at all? How does one even speak to a room of people whose eyes are focused elsewhere? Where’s the physical and emotional feedback when
Great technology redefines a task so completely that we change our behavior, not because we are forced to adapt to the technology but because the technology provides us with new ways to interact with the world and to do things we never imagined doing before.
Yes We Can
Time to trade in some old concepts: residential phone out; personal cell phone in.
They tore up a parking lot and built something wonderful.
A clip from Jon Stewart’s “The Daily Show” on blogs and Jeff Gannon.
Marge: What’s brunch?
Jacques: You’ll love it. It’s not quite breakfast, it’s not quite lunch, but it comes with a slice of cantaloupe at the end. You don’t get completely what you would get at breakfast, but you get a good meal.
— The Simpsons
If ET was carrying his cell, they wouldn’t be waiting for him to phone home.