Name one thing where science advances mankind, and one where technology with unforeseen consequences will go too far and set mankind back. (And they can be the same thing.) Example: De-Extinction, or bringing back extinction species through back breeding, genetic engineering, and cloning. With all the breakthrough discoveries mankind is on the cusp of, are we playing God?
I'm late to this party, simply because I wasn't sure what to post about. I have no fancy and elaborate in depth scientific knowledge. Then I realised that the answer to this is simple… it's not rocket science. It stares me in the face every day.
MY i-PAD – Which I still don't make enough use of… which is a good/bad thing? The more I get to know about the i-pad, the more time I'll probably spend glued to this amazing contraption (which I was reluctant to engage with at first… but all that has since changed…)
I want to share my thoughts with regards to a few desk top applications.
The desktop calendar means that the paper calendar which we get from the petrol station attendant and local grocery store owner (for many, many, many years…) is not as significant as it used to be…
The photo album means the demise of the sticky photo albums that pile up on a shelf in the corner of the living room…
The clock… makes me think of the big kitchen wall clock… you know the one with the second hand that ticks loudly (my mother still has one)… I don't even wear a wrist watch any more… *sighs*
… there's also the aesthetic component to consider… remember those days when a knock at the door on your birthday, would reveal a fresh bouquet of flowers from the delivery guy… now it's quick and easy to send a virtual bunch of roses via Facebook…
… and the notebook app means less of those quaint notepads that I love to buy from the stationer…
So that's my two cents bit… the price we have to pay for progress…
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And of course the actual A to Z Challenge starts 01 April!
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The charming C.Lee Mackenzie who blogs at Write Game presented me with this charming award a few weeks ago!
Thank you C.Lee
~ There was a time when I was crazy about dolphins and had a collection of paraphernalia… a dolphin comforter, dolphin wind chimes, dolphin coasters, dolphin charm bracelet, dolphin display figurines, dolphin-printed tray cloth, dolphin door stopper, mugs etc. (you get the idea…?)
~ I truly believe that INPUT = OUTPUT and this applies to anything that you do in life!
~ At the end of my second year of teaching, I did a 3 week Kontiki Tour and travelled to 7 countries in Europe (involved lots of serious saving + many wonderful peanut butter/coffee meals… which is still my 'go to snack' when I want to nibble on something…)
~ Eight years ago, I resigned from full-time teaching, then I took up a part time post teaching music appreciation at a primary school. Just last month I moved to a new part time position at a new school, where I teach grade 8 English (18 learners) & grade 9 English (14 learners)
~ I love different types of costume jewellery – beads, bangles, rings, earrings…
~ I'm terrified of cockroaches (especially the flying ones)…
At this point I'm going to bend the rule a teensy-weensy bit… please bear with me… (hope it's okay with you C.Lee…) Since many, many bloggers have already been recipients of various awards (and I've lost track…), I am not going to pass it along just yet… maybe at a later date (for example, the new bloggers I meet during the A to Z Challenge)
I'm off to check out some Wormfest participants!!