Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Breaking the Book

One of the reasons I picked this trend is because it is something I have seen alot of, not just in 2011.  It is useful in alot of ways, one of the obvious things is that you dont have to carry a big book around You will be able to just pull it up on one of your devices. Now is great as that is the other reason i picked this iss because it is one of the trends that I particularly don't like that much. Its cool and all but you will probably need a device like an ipad or something like that to use. Yeah you could use it on your Laptop, but I don't like carrying that around with me. I would rather actually have the book. I own a few virtual things, like downloaded video games, but it doesn't feel as good as actually having a hard copy.

Now regardless of how I feel about this I think that this will become pretty popular, aside from the stooopid 3D trend that I wish would die. I am thinking more on the lines of students. Insted of bring your book to school they will be able to bring it up with an ipad or something. With all of the new tech out I would imagine that it would be easier than ever. Also the reason I believe this will pretty popular is because it is not too ridiculous. When you say, hey you can now bring up whole books on your computer or apple device, someone isn't going to respond like Oh my gawd how did this happen. Its going to be understandable and simple, it is not going to be complicated like some other trends. Everyone will be able to do it

Monday, February 7, 2011


Censorship in any media has always been a concern, rather it be on TV or reading materials. However, with the internet censorship is really non-existent in a sense, mainly because it can be very easily bypassed. The reason for me picking this topic is because I didnt know how I would talk about the other topics and also because in a way censorship is really not a big deal when you consider who you are trying to block out. Censorship on the internet is really just "scouts honor" in that it give you the ability to decide to use it or not. Unless the government gets involved which I highly doubt will happen, arguments about Bill of Rights will be brought about and it will just be a big mess.

The biggest problem with censorship, like I said before, is that it is easy to get around. Yes I think that certain material should be for certain groups but what can you really do to stop them. In my run through the internet when you come to something that is censored, there is going to be an uncensored version right next to it for the most part, and if it is not it is easily found. The only protection that is stopping you is, "Are you old enough to view, Yes/No" or "Enter Your Birth date". You really dont need to be a rocket scientist to crack those codes.

I think banning material in any way, shape, or form is a bad idea. Going back into the past will show what banning something will do. I also dont really think banning can work on the internet because it would be really complicated, and the you have legal matters as well.  The only type of banning that is certain on the internet (and what I approve of) is parental control, which is self-explanatory.