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

The Internet has grown drastically over the past few years and most of us wouldn’t know what to do now without it. I have grown in a world where technology is used every day and where we are surrounded by it. Both my parents are quite tech-savvy and technology was used often at home but […]

Before streaming media, people would own DVDs and CDs and this is how you would watch movies or listen to music. You owned your DVDs and you could watch them and lend them to anyone whenever you wished, just as long as you didn’t copy them or do anything illegal with them. But CDs and […]

Hello! This we are going to talk about MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), where I have attempted to design a MOOC that will be at least 50 % successful. I have created a document outlining my targeted audience, the content that will be available, the features of my MOOC (GEARNING), and the policies and standards […]

Databases Social and Ethical Implications and Discussion Databases! Public Databases! Oh no! Security and Integrity affect databases in general, as the databases all depend on accurate data. The most up-to-date data could be the difference between having to spend time in jail – or not. Duplicate names, lack of updating, are just some reasons why […]

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 […]

So its simple – what are your thoughts on the digital native – digital immigrant discussion? Watch these videos around the subject – or maybe others that you find. What do you think? Now Read through the very famous article by Marc Prensky on Information Technology and Education. Present your Arguments in a blog post neatly […]

Dr T will be away probably the next two classes – due to the arrival of a wee daughter. And so you have three things to be getting on with :- 1) Continue on with four Photoshop tasks as set – for finish on Thursday. Please when you have finished the four examples – please […]

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 […]

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