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Thursday, March 31, 2011

My Laptop

Communication technologies have been shaping the way people live since the beginning of time. In the Stone Age, our ancestors used tablets to organize important thoughts, keep track of daily activities, and pass on their knowledge to their children. Arguably, their method of writing was inefficient as much effort was being put into carving and preserving the tablet, while the end result contained little information relative to its size. As technologies evolve, we have refined our methods of writing and have come up with newer, cheaper, and more efficient ways to communicate. Living in the age of information explosion, my most intimate experience with writing technologies comes from the use of my black Dell. I will describe how I have been shaped by my laptop, provide details about my use of it, and finally explain why my relationship with it is interesting.
            First, my laptop has shaped my style of living for the better. In the most practical sense, through the use of Yahoo Email and AIM, my Dell helped me communicate with colleagues during the day, and family and friends at night. I always have it out typing and doing important activities during class if my professor permits. Beyond that, though, I believe the convenience of laptop ownership has vastly broadened my world views and has allowed me to become more independent as a young adult.
            Other than being a necessary traveling companion, my laptop has also become an integral part of my life while at school. For instance, I use it to manage mutual fund investments, organize lecture notes and homework, read the news (I spend a lot of time at Yahoo.com’s new page), watch/edit video clips, etc. There are a mass of other things I do with my laptop, most of which are meaningful and essential, and some of which are purely for fun.
            I cannot live without my laptop, it's quite simple. Throughout the months, I have become increasingly dependent on it for day-to-day activities such as corresponding with professors, keeping in touch with families, and friends, as well as organizing personal documents such as music, pictures, and the like. I still make a habit of carrying it wherever I go, and probably spend more time with this so-called writing technology than any other object or person. In the event of an emergency, it would definitely be the first thing I take and the last thing to let go. My laptop is a black Dell and it is a part of me.

22 comments:

  1. My laptop is an studio XPS love it! Good luck on the blog 1+ follower.

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  2. haha! thank you so much! im glad to finally have my 1st follower and my 1st commenter! and good luck yours to my friend!

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  3. Great beginning to a blog! Consider changing the template of your blog to make a little more original. Keep on posting!

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  4. i'm writing this on my first laptop. :)

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  5. Laptops are definitely integrated into many people's lives! I love how technology is constantly improving how we communicate and the machines we use. Good post!

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  6. hey thanks guys. and Andrew how do i do that? im great with computers and all but i'm still getting used to this site and all =]..

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  7. Awesome post! :D following and supporting :)

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  8. Dell's are amazing laptops - The new inspirons look so much better than my 1720. Can't wait to upgrade

    Thanks for sharing - Following for more posts :)

    Mike.

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  9. I know how you feel, my netbook broke a while back, and while i could survive without it, I felt weird having to use a desktop computer.

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  10. I used to think I can't live without my macbook, and now I also can't live without my iphone. Ahhhh technology

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  11. It's nice to see you like your laptop... I'm saving for mine... I think it might be a dell too =D

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  12. All technology has revolutionized the way we are,think and live.

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  13. i cannot live without my lap , neverrr

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  14. my laptop is my life, i wouldn't know what to do with my life if it was to be taken away from me somehow.

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  15. hate when that happens man, nice blog btw

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  16. Technology has risen soo fast. Oh and it's only gonna go faster and faster!

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  17. Don't have a laptop but I would love to have one.

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  18. I've had a laptop instead of a desktop for a solid five years now. I couldn't imagine it the other way around.

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