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‘hanging out the dirty linen’ to delve into the ethics of IT’s role in society.

You are not a Gadget, by Jaron Lanier is an analysation of how humans ultimately interact with and study technology, and how we as humans are impacted by the way that we interact with the technology. In the last half of the book, Lanier revisits the claims he had previously discussed in the earlier chapters of […]

In the first part of the novel You Are Not a Gadget by Jaron Lanier, Lanier targeted on what he calls ‘cybernetic totalism‘, which is the theory of the things like the Singularity, when people upload themselves to the internet. He also presented his concern that the web 2.0 and social networking may be a cause of […]

You Are Not a Gadget

  Jaron Lanier, the author of the book “You Are Not a Gadget” has a very interesting view and stance on the web 2.0 in that he is a very strong critic of it. This is ironic because he is a researcher for Microsoft and is obviously very interested by IT. His reason for disliking the web […]

While I suppose a title seems overly melodramatic, it actually does describe the occasion, a carnage. Lets have a look at the post op report in an even more dramatic manner! Dossier: The Mission: To sucessfully defend wiki-leaks in a debate with another school. The Date: 29-11-2010, 1130 hours The Location: Cisco Systems, [REDACTED] The […]

Artificial Intelligence; “Intelligence exhibited by an artificial (non-natural, man-made) entity; The branch of computer science dealing with the reproduction or mimicking of human-level thought in computers; The essential quality of a machine which thinks in a manner similar to or on the same general level as a human being”. (Editor’s Note: Past this point we’re […]

Image via CrunchBase This is a much longer term assignment than the other one you are undertaking at the moment – and involves reading a book. Yes you did not here me incorrectly yes you will need to read a book – Yikes. During the coming lesson I will present you with a choice of […]

Image via Wikipedia Yes Grade 11’s along with Slifeing and finishing your book review here is a third assignment that will keep you busy. Using the skills that you will garner during the next week or so with creating tutorial/example based Excel Spreadsheets (yes for once we will use a normal application rather than some […]

Back to Skool…

Image via Wikipedia Just a quick good luck to Grade 12’s who will be involved in their final mocks this week – and all three papers! Yikes. Grade 11’s a reminder of work due etc :- 1) Thursday – Web 2.0 Presentation on their long assignment into reading a specific ITGS related book (note blog […]

Sillbilliboi thinks GTD is del.icio.us

The tools that I have been testing out are a social bookmarking site called Delicious and an RSS (Really Simple Syndication) reader called Bloglines. Delicious bookmarks is a website that provides a social bookmarking service that allows the user to save and share bookmarks with other people. What sets Delicious apart from Image by via […]

Over the past couple of weeks I explored the benefits of GTD Web 2.0 applications. These included an RSS Feed application – Bloglines – and a Planning application – Zoho Planner. Bloglines is one of many web applications using a popular method with RSS Feeds. RSS (Really Simple Syndication) Feeds are a method used to […]

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