Sometimes I feel like an ancient dinosaur in class.
It’s not intentional. Students in my class grew up in a different time with technology practically born at their finger tips. My generation was still trying to figure out how to make an Apple IIe work. (I can’t even begin to understand what that means for my parents’ generation.)
Most of them (but not all) have a smart phone.
They ALL have a laptop.
Laptops were a luxury in my college days.
In fact, owning a desktop computer was a luxury. We were held hostage to going to the computer lab, waiting in queue for the next available desktop.
Then one evening I noticed a classmate writing her tasks and schedule on a paperback calendar.
“What? Why aren’t you using your smart phone?” I asked. She explained how she still likes to write and hold a paper calendar.
We found commonality in the way we schedule and organize our lives.
And when the professor assigned us one of our first digital assignments, I couldn’t help but think about my conversation with M and how engrossed we are with technology. We were tasked with a multiple-self assignment, which required us to to Photoshop ourselves multiple times to convey one meaningful image.
I call this image:
The iPhone Dilemma
Maybe all of us should take a 360 view with our surroundings. You just never know what may be lurking around the corner. 😉
From my hometown to yours,