An Open-Source Learning Network
"Nothing is witheld from us which we concieve to do." That's a very powerful comment. I very much enjoyed reading that story and I also have some newfound confidence in learning what I want to learn in the near future. Animation, I can imagine, is not easy and I'll have to take a lot of steps in education to reach that goal. Just for the sake of it: Amalgamation: The act or process of uniting. (Some people, like me, don't know that word very well.)
This story proves my Point of why it's amusing to sit in coffee shops and work. You never know who you will run into and never know what interesting things you will find out about people. If I was a publish author I can just imagine how awesome that would be to see someone read my book. To have invented the first computer is another thing! I do see his point of people can do so many amazing new things on what he created and instead people will just copy others. There is so many new ways to use it. (like online learning) I really enjoyed this article.
This article reminded me of one of those stories you get in a chain e-mail that are usually made up and make you happy, until you realize that the end says make a wish and forward to ten people. Knowing that things like this do actually happen, it just brings a smile to my face. Not any specific reason other than, it just does. Very intriguing article.
Today I learned the person who invented the first computer is against Apple. Score one for PC?But I liked the message about using computers as a tool in creation instead of/in addition to aiding in product consumption.
"Do something that has never been done before" I think is about using your imagination and letting your mind explore to the possibilities. The way school is set up, we are so limited. The idea of online learning and opensource, etc... are ways in which our generation can let our minds explore, even if we occasionally get a little distracted (social networks, online games, ...). Using this blog right now is a way for all of us to collaborate and learn new things. I'm definitely learning how to use a blog :)
All the above comments are meaningful contributions to this post. All of you are clearly understanding what this "random guy in a coffee shop" is saying. It will connect to this class, because we are all being set up to do something that hasn't been done before with this class. Also, I find it ironic that I am putting off my homework to read these articles.
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It’s pretty crazy to think how efficient technology has become. “It used to take up a space about as big as this whole room”, what? That image blows my mind. To think how small our laptops are compared to a “room” not to mention how much more we can do with them. The article is not only inspiring but shows how deceiving appearances can be. No one else can say they made the first computer but he doesn’t look or act like someone special. Probably wouldn’t think twice about him if you saw him walking by but there he is the man that’s responsible for the laptop you’re carrying. I especial like the part where he talks about how he can’t be stopped with God on his side.
It's weird to think that someone had to actually invented the computer because of how ingrained it is into my life. To me it's always been there, and I never even thought about who created it in the first place.
I too liked the idea of using a computer to aide in the creation of something. It reminds me of something an art teacher said to me. He said that with digital cameras people today take a picture and then the digital file sits in their computer forgotten. Before when film was the standard you created a physical object, a negative. It seems like the more we use digital technology the more we take digital information for granted. Technology such as cameras and computers should help us to create something physical.