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My favorite discoveries were the image generators, podcasts and learning about
I never did have time for that tag cloud i wanted to make, but that's the very next thing I'm going to explore on my own. This is an example of how the program has launched me into lifelong learning.
Lots of take-aways from this program...I'd say twenty-three sounds about right.
I would definitely participate in another discovery program like this. I've learned tons. Even some of my tech saavy friends are quite impressed at my abilities :-) And you know what? I think I AM a computer genius now...just like I predicted in Thing One!
Thanks Virtual Services Team for a brilliant 9 3/4 weeks!
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Is this for real?
"Today There Are 1 Million Free Electronic Books On The Internet" Are they kidding!!??
I know that it's highly unlikely that I will ever read a book online. There's too much I would miss. The feel of the cover in my hands, the smell, the sound of someone you really like reading to you.
I think I'm probably going to end up like Guy Montag in "Fahrenheit 451"....fighting to the end to preserve the book.
Here's something interesting Ray Bradbury said after writing his novel:
On the alienation of people by media, Bradbury said:
"In writing the short novel Fahrenheit 451 I thought I was describing a world that might evolve in four or five decades. But only a few weeks ago, in Beverly Hills one night, a husband and wife passed me, walking their dog. I stood staring after them, absolutely stunned. The woman held in one hand a small cigarette-package-sized radio, its antenna quivering. From this sprang tiny copper wires which ended in a dainty cone plugged into her right ear. There she was, oblivious to man and dog, listening to far winds and whispers and soap-opera cries, sleep-walking, helped up and down curbs by a husband who might just as well not have been there. This was not fiction."
I guess I just don't get it...the whole ebook thing....just like I don't get why people dogear pages.
And now...I'm going to go curl up with a good book...
I really like Yahoo! Podcasts for searching pods. http://podcasts.yahoo.com/ Again, I'm drawn to color and non-boredom in a website, and this site provides both! The "Most Popular" and "Highly Rated" sections are fun to browse. If you do a seach on 'books', you will be astounded! I found a cool Sci-Fi one called, "Escape Pod" http://podcasts.yahoo.com/series?s=7ba2408f95e9e6e8c6a29c763c044603
Let me know if anyone can recommend a good podcast for learning Spanish. The few I found had only limited entries. I added one pod called "Spanish phrase of the Day" to my bloglines account. This is what I learned today:
Quisiera pedir un bocadillo. (I would like to order a sandwich.)
Hey! That should go on my PB Wiki post!
And this post would mean nothing without a mention of one of my favorite movies of all time involving pods. "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077745/