I’m taking a short break.
I’ll be back in 2 weeks.
The internet has evolved quite quickly:
1. dialup (10 years ago) – the good old days of tying up a phoneline for hours on end. Basically text and images, an attempt to reproduce the written page.
2. basic broadband (3 years ago) – depending on where you live, access to 1 Mbps broadband has now become the norm. Great for audio, and is usable for basic video.
3. faster broadband (less than 12 months): still struggling to make inroads. Trying to push the streaming DVD model.
along the way, we have seen greater sophistication in page layouts, an adoption of ad-supported media, and greater interaction. The net has become a de-facto aid for the human mind.
engaged with life? involved?
You must be one of the 5 per centers. Everyone else is just an observer.
The uses and abuses of education have occupied me of late. We force kids to undergo over a decade of this system – 6 hours/day, 5 days/week, 30-35 weeks per year. Indoctrination or training the mind? or just waste of time?
Or just a holding pen for kids?
There are many views, but only one outcome – the ones they endure and survive.
“Down through history and all over the world, education has had two great goals: to help people become smart and to help them become good.”
one has to ask why?
why this government?
why this working week?
why this interest rate?
why these atomic weapons?
why this crime?
why these lost emails?
why these scapegoats?
why this endemic illness in our children?
why this monopoly on information?
why these constant assassinations?
why this one world thinking?
don’t take things at face value –
The poor are everywhere.
Not just in Asia or Africa, but the western world too.
It makes me ponder.
“Just a year ago it was said 37 million poor hidden in the land of plenty
A shocking 37 million Americans live in poverty.
That is 12.7 per cent of the population –
the highest percentage in the developed world.
They are found from the hills of Kentucky to Detroit’s streets,
from the Deep South of Louisiana to the heartland of Oklahoma.”
I’ve had the fortune/misfortune of having some rather painful, long-term illnesses (6 months – 2 years). I’ve recovered from both instances. However, it does make you appreciate your health!
Having a fairly functional body is something not many appreciate until they lose it. Life is still possible, and things enjoyable, but it certainly puts many barriers in the way. Everything becomes an effort.
Having lost it and regained it, I can pretty safely say that my health is my most prized possession.