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Archive for January, 2008

Engelbart Response

In the chapter, “Augmenting Human Intellect: A Conceptual Framework,” Douglas Engelbart discusses how information is stored on cards and describes the sorting process. It is amazing to me that he could conceptualize the idea of automating information storage and the vast possibilities sortable information would provide. He says, “It would actually seem quite feasible to […]

Man-Computer Symbiosis

One point that was very interesting in the article “Man-Computer Symbiosis” by J.C.R. Licklider was his vision in 1960 for voice recognition technology to become possible within the next five years. He stated that computers could recognize speech signals even without the knowledge of speech signals and processes. It took much longer than five years, […]

Project Meeting

Today in class, the student who moderated did a great job in encouraging discussion about potential project topics. The potential project topics mentioned included podcasting in education, a comedy video on YouTube, art and multimedia advertising, perfomance in writing and blogging, Facebook, e-commerce, second-life, and improv everywhere. I contributed my idea, which is doing a […]