Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Digital Story: "Dirty Internet"

Minds out of the gutter, please. Mike's runner-up entry in the competition talks about how dependent we all are upon these "always on, always on you" technologies (the term is Sherry Turkle's).

We use the Net as we do air. And what would happen were the service to be interrupted? That, readers, is perhaps the one aspect of the technology that frightens Mike--and me--more than does our addictive usage.  On to the story!

Mike got no extra credit for pandering to my Clint Eastwood obsessions.

1 comment:

Miso Susanowa said...

ahhhh good, some of the kids are getting it. A perfect door to discussing Net Neutrality, deep packet inspection, internet kill switches, traffic shaping... Bravo!

Maybe as an experiment, you could have your students do without the technology Mike talks about for one day. Just one day. It might motivate them highly to learn about how they need to get involved NOW so that Mike's nightmare doesn't come true...