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Carrie Gamper Carrie Gamper 1. How important is technology to most freshman college students attending a University where laptops are required? Extremely. My simple life of: sleep, eat, breathe, and school changed in seventh grade when I was required to use a laptop. Since then I wake up, check my e-mail, eat, attend school (where I am on my laptop almost constantly), eat, check my e-mail, use my computer for my homework, then sleep and repeat the next day. I would be willing to bet I spend either as much, if not more time looking into the computer screen as I do looking into peoples’ faces on an average day. On this current week, while keeping the technology journal, I spent much time analyzing my technology use. While I believe taking notes on my computer is much more efficient and definitely more organized this really is the only useful time I spend on my laptop. Arguably e- mail could be considered useful, but since I spend much of this time e-mailing the same family and friends that I speak to through other online resources. These resources include Facebook and AIM. The use of these social networking programs is helpful when staying in contact with family and friends, however spending more than four or five hours a day on these programs is definitely excessive. It is for 2
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this reason that I appreciated the time that the assignment required us to take away from technology. While I had traveled to Maryland from Thursday through Sunday in order to play lacrosse games I did not need e-mail, AIM or Facebook to remain in contact with my family (I am from Maryland), I did have more trouble staying in contact with my friends. This gave me the opportunity to call them, and thus have a more personal conversation with them. 2. I honestly believe I have not been in control of my computer use since my mother was in charge of my computer time in sixth grade. I went to a prestigious private schoo l in Baltimore where the administration believed the sooner students could be introduced to technology the more successful they would be with it in the future. It is for this reason that 3
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I received my first laptop at the ripe age of twelve . I took required technology classes from seventh grade through ninth, and from then on technology classes were electives that I chose not to take. (At the time I was convinced I would be an actress, so I took acting electives instead.) It was for this reason I put aside much of what I had learned because of my addiction to Snood, e-mail, MySpace, and later Facebook. I received my second laptop, a tablet in tenth grade. I found the introduction of a tablet brought a whole new world of fun and games, instead of seeing the educational benefits, until my senior year. In addition to my internet addictions I could often be found on the art pr ogram, drawing silly pictures for my friends. When I enrolled in AP Art History my senior year, I fell in love with the class
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