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Saturday, March 31, 2007 . 1:28 AM

The Cons of Technology

My computer just crashed, and I'm very sad, all my work gone in a instant, well, I've just got to live with it. That's why I'll be referring to the cons of technology, more importantly, the Internet. Technology has indeed improved our lives greatly, in maufacturing, communications etc.

Ten years ago, televisions were huge and bulky, but now, they're only a fraction of their original size and offer far better a resolution. However, haven't we noticed, as much as technology as improved the pace of life, have we "improved" far too much? Nowadays, it only take a fewmonths to produce a new breed of say computers that are twice as capable and advanced than the previous generation, average computer lifspan has dropped to 3 years, besides that, we are actually fighting time, all the time, all because of this rapid pace of life accelerated by tecgnology. People are now working non-stop, sometimes making me compare us to the equivalent of a hen in a egg farm, we have to keep on producing egg's, in the end, time becomes the cage that stops us from being able to indulge in the fullest and live the most meaningful life we can.

Another example- the Internet, the so-called glue of the world's population, initially meant for information, news, communications etc. Has become a junkyard of pornography where viruses run rampant and have websites used even for propoganda (by terr*****s. politicians etc.) As much as it's a good source of information, much of it is inaccurate as well. Then we have the infamous bugs and spybugs that run all over, inflitrating and causing problems to computers in one way or another. We have as well, politicians and terror organizations using the Net (newspapers especially)as a way of propoganda. Such a massive number of untruth's sometimes really deludes the minds of the common civillian, and perhaps afterall, the technology, as much as it is good, have it's own share of cons as well

What do you think?

Thursday, March 22, 2007 . 8:54 PM

Famous Personalities- Madonna

I'll be writing about Madonna, a famous celebrity of our modern age. A music superstar that hit her peak in the 1990s, she is known for her very contreversial music videos that have political, religious and sexual content, attracting a lot of attention worldwide. Examples include the MTV of songs like "Papa don't Preach" that enraged the Vatican by kissing a priest's leg, "Erotica" seen as sexually explicit as well as "The Girlie Show Tour" where she caused uproar in Puerto Rico by rubbing the island's flag between her legs on stage. Her use of controversial videos together with her musical talent helped to propel her onto the world stage, for both the good and bad reasons. Personally, what I find interesting is that she could perhaps have become the person to introduce the very open " liberalism" of the 1980s to 90s in a big way. As a international celebrity at that time, where the world was still considered pretty conservative, her radical videos really helped to move the world towards "globalisation" and move the music culture of the world, in a certain sense. Her openly "outraging?" acts have influence people around the world to emulate her and be influenced by her dress sense and the way people behave, where "conservativeness" slowly ebbs away, opening up to a whole new world of liberalism and openess. This is seen but the new breed of singers coming up after her appereance, people like Britney and Christina that are in some ways, similar to Madonna in her performances. The status and coverage given to celebrities like her have helped o spread her influence worldwide, through the Internet, LIVE television etc.

Even till now, Madonna, despite at a age of 40, is still very much in vogue in the world, in a sense, to attract people to her concerts and music, in hope of catching a glimpse of one of her "famous" acts again... perhaps kissing a priest?

Wednesday, March 21, 2007 . 10:45 PM

Writer's Pre-View

Hello everybody, apparently, as you can see, this is my first time blogging. So WOW, initially when I recieved instructions to set up one, I dismissed it as CRAP!!! Pure CRAP!!! Pardon me for that, but hey, it's my first time seeing such a "unusual" homework. "Yep" and that's how this all started. You'll see me frequently referring to several articles, mainly from MSNBC, and hey, do leave some comments.