You may have noticed some wackiness going on with my blog yesterday morning if you subscribe via RSS. That’s because I have a new batch of students for MC 2023 Electronic Communication! Today in class we went over how to update content and theme settings on Wordpress. Apologies if that meant you got some random blog posts in your RSS reader!
Here’s something funny (I hope) to make up for it. I made my students recite part of this to emphasize that the computer is a tool they must master; not an obstacle to overcome:
This is my Mac. There are many like it, but this one is mine. My Mac is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life. My Mac, without me, is useless. Without my Mac, I am useless. I will treat my Mac as a brother. I will learn its weaknesses, its strengths, its applications, and its file system. I will ever guard it against the ravages of data loss and out-of-date software as I will ever guard my legs, my arms, my eyes and my heart against damage. I will keep my Mac’s desktop clean, my files backed up, and software ready. Before Jory, I swear this creed. My Mac and myself are the creators of multimedia. We are the masters of electronic communication. So be it, until at least the end of the semester!
Fun fact: iMacs in our labs actually dual-boot Snow Leopard and Windows XP. I think that’s pretty cool, and convenient for students.