Too Much Technology

I have been playing around with Outlook. Figured out how to add my Hotmail account into it, that was a pain. Then found out that it wasn’t deleting the emails in the Hotmail account. Apparently there’s different types of email settings POP and IMAP, then there’s the other thing dealing with local and web idk I got lost reading up on it. Then I get on to the Hotmail, and there’s another thing that’s its telling me and all the emails are gone, but they are apparently stored on my computer. Mmm… I gave up on it and will figure it out later.

But then it’s got me thinking, there is just way too much technology, it’s really cramping up my style. Taking four classes this semester, Applied Cal, Political Science, Business Stats and a Fitness class. I don’t want to say how I feel about the classes just yet, don’t want to jinx myself.

But take a look at this…

Math class – uses an additional service for the homework and practice questions (1st new program)

Fitness class – uses an additional service for the homework, has an e-text, has the fitness labs (2nd new program)

Biz Stat – lectures, and excel

Political Science – old fashion lectures, discussions

Not only with some of the classes you need to purchase the key card for it ( I could have bought another book with what I’ve spent on it on the key cards.) But then you have the educational software that the college uses, before it was something, then something else, now it’s the Desire2Learn suite. No wonder so many students find it hard to adapt.

I’m fine using all of the new technology to learn and do daily tasks, but where does it stop? How many more education programs does one have to learn to use by the time they are finished with college? It has gotten to be almost overwhelming. But then, where would we be without it?

And yet, technology doesn’t change… using an old Thinkpad T60 to do all this new learning with.

 

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