Tuesday, April 28, 2009


On Gizmodo.com I read that a recent survey showed that 90% of 15-year-olds have cell phones. Wow.

I went from going away to college in the midwest in 1995 where my friends didn't have cell phones, to living in Mexico in 1999 where cell phones were a status symbol and were owned by the upper-class, to living in Japan in 2001 where everybody had a cell phone and texting was the chief means of communication amongst the younger set and quite popular amongst older people, as well, to going back to the same old college in 2007 to find everybody with a cell phone.

I wonder if texting/IMing is going to continue to be employed more and more, or if there will soon be a revival of in-person and voice communcation. My fingers are crossed.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Web 2.0

OK. I've started working through SPL's 27 things. Things like blogs and Flickr frighten me because I feel like they reduce in-person contact. I'm going to learn more about Web 2.0 technologies so I can make well-informed judgements concerning them.