True to form I am commenting on Esmayu’s excellent and engaging post one week after I first read it. Thanks Esma for the opportunity to consider something I would never have formulated in my own mind, let alone commented upon and posted!
- I hate links. After reading the articles in Week 5, I now understand the value and importance of links, but I still find them unsatisfying and distracting. They make me feel (sorry, reword that, I feel ) like this: In fact, today I changed my gravatar to more accurately reflect the state of my mind. Links make me feel (dang it, they do!) like I have missed something, like there is something better out there to read and that if I don’t follow that link, I’ll never find the .
- I’m always telling my kids not to trust Wikipedia. As a first point of reference it’s okay, but go look up your and legends in a book!
- Thanks to this course and the stimulating discussions in our class and via , I am now starting to understand the power of the web and feel a little bit more in control of what is happening out there. Believe it or not, my work colleagues think I actually know a few things!
- I once bought a FURminator online. I was flabbergasted by the ease of the purchase and by the fact that I wasn’t ripped off. I’ve since made two further frivolous eBay purchases (scooter-wheel bearings and an empty Hamish and Andy gravy-flavoured chip packet).
- I have spent hours late at night trying to self-diagnose by the internet (as you do). I found depressing chat forums that prognosticate a bleak future. Fortunately an epiphany arrived just in time and I realised that if your surgery or treatment was successful, you wouldn’t be back on the forum telling us about it!
- I rarely go to the movies. If there is a movie that interests me, I wait for it to come out on . By then I’ve usually forgotten about it. I don’t think I am missing out on anything.
- I’ve never had an . My attention span has been compared to that of a gnat. At work I write 10 emails simultaneously and have six different programs open at once. My computer frequently crashes because it can’t cope with all those instructions so I make frequent cups of tea that I either forget about it or have to reheat in the microwave (aha! That explains it!)