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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 […]

bouncymaps phetsimulations (Links to open the Bouncy Maps and PhET infographics are above) Computer models and simulations can challenge our learning but they can also really help us understand and visualize things in a clearer way. Bouncy Maps and PhET simulations are quite different but they are both very successful in getting their points across. […]

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 […]

During the final section of “You Are Not A Gadget”, Lanier starts talking about neoteny and uses this as a metaphor for computer growth. Neoteny is when some childlike or juvenile features are still present in adult animals. As time goes by, people are making changes more slowly in a way. We grow up at […]

So far, Lanier has explained to us what might be of us as technology grows and the impacts that this fast-growing technology is having on us. During the second part of his manifesto, Lanier goes into the value that certain things on the Internet had, have, and will have. Lanier talks about the social impact […]

You Are Not A Gadget – For Now

  At the beginning of “You Are Not a Gadget”, Jaron Lanier starts by making a very clear statement regarding technology and people. Every media and technology affects each of us differently, as Lanier says a person is not a pat formula, but a quest, a mystery, a leap of faith. If we knew the […]

My parents have seen a drastic change in technology from their childhood until now. While I’ve grown up with laptops and tablets, my parents didn’t have this type of advanced technology. My mom’s first computer was a 486. It was rather big and had a small screen, unlike computers nowadays, this computer needed its space, […]

In ‘Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants’ Marc Prensky describes the different ways in which people have adapted themselves to technology. Those of us who are younger have grown up in a world where iPads and smartphones were common, we would be considered Digital Natives, however, those who were born a few generations before we were, have […]

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 […]

Oh No we’re at the end already!

What I love about great books like Liars and Outliers by Bruce Schneier is that the ending of it is just superb. A clean finish to a chaotic, beautiful and deeply analytical book. Schneier is able to incorporate so many ideas and evidence to really solidify his points consistently throughout his book. For me, what […]

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