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Post1: My relationship with my computer

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Hello everyone! I'm Sadie. I'm a sophomore Biology major. I think the most significant relationship I have with technology is the one I have with my computer. Because of my computer, I have been able to discover new areas of interest, study more efficiently, and (perhaps most importantly) explore my creativity. Because I can type much faster than I can write by hand, I often prefer to use my computer to quickly write down my ideas and work on my writing projects. I also find it easier to use a computer for longer writing projects. I think the experience which best explains my attachment to my computer is National Novel Writing Month This yearly challenge invites daring (or crazy) individuals to attempt to write a 50,000 word novel in a month. Attempting to succeed required me to write almost 2,000 words a day, which would have been nearly impossible without my beloved computer. On the other hand, my love for my laptop does create a problem in that I tend to spend more time in front of a screen than interacting with other people. Somehow my increased writing speed causes me to spend more time with the computer, because I'm more productive. The more time I spend on my computer, the less time I spend with friends and family, which is a definite downside.

One new technology I have not tried is the Kindle. Although I'm a fan of electronic devices, and rely on them for my own writing, I can't read books virtually. Electronic books don't carry the same appeal for me; I prefer bound, ink-and-paper versions. However, I would be open to discussion of other ideas or uses for this technology over the course of the semester.






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