Monday, January 22, 2007

Reading for January 24th

You need to read S1:U2 in your textbook for Wednesday's class. We are still in the practice mode for writing your questions, so just come up with one question and post it by 11:59 PM on Tuesday (1/23). I'm giving you a little more time to get the questions posted.

Remember what was said in class about providing a context for the question you come up with.

Next week we'll get to the two questions for each chapter and I'll start keeping track for a grade.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

When the book states that there is a cybersociety and cyberculture it really made me think about how much technology has beome a part of our lives. Are people living double lives since there are basically two cultures the real culture vs. cyber culture?
-Katie Hilliard

Anonymous said...

I thought the patent issue with Alexander Graham Bell and Elisha Gray is very intriguing. What other sort of legal battles will develop with the rapid pace that technology is being developed?

Anonymous said...

oops that last one was me...

Tom B

Anonymous said...

The book says that the internet has somewhat faded the distinction between cyberspace and 'real life'. As more people access and use the internet from other countries or different parts of the United States even, will cultures be changed or lost? And will people change their beliefs about other cultures?

-Jill

Anonymous said...

The authors in this chapter say that technology was originally created for exchanging information. Today, however, it is widely used as a means of social interaction. Is it possible that the forefathers of various forms of technology did not even have an inkling that people would eventually use technology to enhance their social lives? That seems hard to believe.

~Rachel Burkot

Anonymous said...

The book says communication technologies have been driving towards covering more information over greater distances faster and to more people. Where is the threshold for commmunication technologies and when or will it ever be fast enough? Will communication just continue to become more advanced or will it one day reach a peak?

Jamie Spisak

Anonymous said...

According to the authors….in the realm of ‘real life’ today only an inkling of actual real life is exposed as the rest of the realm is occupied by cyberspace. At the beginning of the chapter the authors said there most likely are several examples of technology in the room we are currently in. Why do these authors feel that computers and other technological advances are not considered in the ‘real life’ bubble today when they suggested that everyone is affected by technology? I feel the internet is part of my ‘real life’… I don’t draw a distinction between the two and I don’t believe the up and coming generation will either.

--pamela

Anonymous said...

On page 32, the book discusses how much variety there is on the interenet. It talks about the different technologies, users, and ways of communicating. How many different ways do we use the internet? What types of communication do we use, what types of programs do we use for games and research? There is a huge variety.

Cassidy

Anonymous said...

At the beginning of the chapter, the book gives examples of how technology has changed over the years in order to satisfy human needs and wants. Throughout the years, human needs and wants have changed coinciding with technology that is available. For example, at one time paper and pencil were considered a technological need by humans, however now we consider electronics and a computer a basic need for human life. If these trends continue, that will be the next step in human needs and wants which make humans' lives easier? What are the benefits and/or disadvantages of this evolving technology?


-Brittany

Anonymous said...

Unit two discusses cyberspace and its convergences with real life. Ideas such as cyberculture and cybersociety have developed. Do you believe that cyberspace has had an effect on your views of culture or society? Do you believe that one day society and culture will be soley influenced and based on cyberspace? Will cybersociety and cyberculture someday dominate real-life culture and society?

~Leah Hast

Anonymous said...

The book talks a lot about cyberspace and the internet and how much of an impact they have had on us so far. What would we do if there was no such thing as the internet? Would it change the way we act? Would it make us any less advanced?

-Christina

Anonymous said...

On page 27 the book states that the time between when the first telephone "call" was made for business and war use and the time when the telephone became a major communication tool was about 70 years. Do you think there are forms of technology out there now that we won't really know about or use for another 70 years? How far will technology advance? What are some forms of technology that you think will develop within the next 70 years?

Anonymous said...

sorry forgot my name for the last comment!


Rachael

Anonymous said...

the book talked about all the advances with the telephone, begining with Alexander Graham Bell. how much longer is it going to be before cell phones become obsolete. especially with text messaging becoming the main form of communication instead of actually talking on cell phones.

- david greig

Anonymous said...

Cyberspace is just an added dimension to the lives of many people. However, sometimes cyberspace affects our "real" life so much that it is hard to determine our lives outside of it. Do you find personal websites such as facebook or Myspace to affect your life and interactions outside of the internet?


Shauna Oles

Anonymous said...

The book makes the distinction between real life culture and cyber culture. But are these cultures really distinctly different or are they able to blend together, giving us a new sense of culture? Is the cyber culture able to provide a bridge between "real life" cultures across the world?

~Melissa Hennen

Chris Norris said...

In this chapter on page 30, the thin line between real world and cyberspace is discussed. Is it possible that some people really do get "lost in cyberspace?" Creating false identities and becoming bi-polar/living 2 lives: one in the real world and one in cyberspace. Perhaps people find more satisfaction, comfort, and popularity in the cyber society. Maybe they are noticed, respected and accepted more than they are in normal society.

-Chris

Anonymous said...

Judging by the reading and how the internet has changed everything and continues to do so... do we as a society take the internet for granted? Do we use it more today as a "crutch" or a "rascal?" And finally how will we use it in the future?

-DJ

Anonymous said...

While reading this chapter I felt as though the authors were, like pam mentioned, attacking the "cyberculture". Techonology is such a huge part of our world today. We use more technology to communicate than ever before. Does that make us completley reliant on communicating only through technology? Have we been sucked into a cybersociety? I don't believe so.

-Ashley