fyc technology narrative

fyc technology narrative - Patrick Mooney When I was six...

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Patrick Mooney When I was six years old, I remember the first time I saw my dad working at his computer. He was an Information and Technology specialist, and because of that, he had to have much finesse and knowledge of how computers worked. When I walked into his dimly-lighted office at home, I could only see him staring at a black computer screen and typing gray letters and numbers onto the screen. To a technologically illiterate child like me, what my dad was working on looked similar to the green streaming lines of code seen in the movie The Matrix and was simply gibberish to me. To my dad, however, those lines of code were a completely understandable language that only someone who was technologically literate ten years ago would understand. Later in my life, I would learn that my dad was working on a computer program in a programming language called C, yet I still don’t know how to program in C. Despite that, I am still a technologically adept person not because I have proactively learned the intricacies of the computer but because technology has made itself easier to use by me, the common PC user, in today’s world. As time has gone by in my life, I have figured out that learning how to use new
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This note was uploaded on 10/05/2010 for the course PHYS PHYS201 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '10 term at Mott Community College.

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