A week or so ago we had an assembly at the school where we learned about some of the animals of the Rainforest. At the beginning of the show the presenter asked what could we do to save the rainforest. It was all I could do to restrain myself from screaming out - STOP PRINTING!
The internet is coming at us like a surging electric river; maybe more like a flood. Two recent articles discuss how "blazing fast" internet is changing the business landscape of some cities not normally known for being in the forefront of technology.
In 2011 a group called the New Media Consortium (an international community of experts in educational technology, as their website explains) released their third annual report. As they state on the cover of the report, the NMC Horizon Project "identifies and describes emerging technologies likely to have a large impact on teaching, learning, research, or creative expression within education around the globe".
I read an editorial in Penthouse magazine (I only bought it for the articles) over 20 years ago written by Frank Herbert (who wrote the Dune Chronicles - one of the best sci-fi reads of all time). He warned about the coming of technology and said that those who didn't learn to control technology would be controlled by it. Boy was he right!
I started creating websites almost 20 years ago. Back then about the only web authoring software was a text editor and you needed a pretty good understanding of Linux, particularly the Apache web server. It's a completely different world today.