For the second time this semester, my column is inspired by a lack of technology. The night before I flew home for Thanksgiving, my phone turned off and would not turn back on. While my initial reaction was similar to the frustration I felt when my laptop’s graphics card short-circuited
I spent all night in Lincoln-Edmunds competing in the Third Semiannual 5C Hackathon on a Friday last spring. With a team of friends I frantically designed, coded, and presented a completely original website, all within 12 hours. I learned a ton, had a blast, and even won a Kindle Fire.
Last Thursday, I was watching Netflix on my laptop when the screen froze, sputtered, and went black. To my horror, when I pressed the power button nothing happened. I tried and tried, but nothing could bring my computer back to life. Anyone who has been in this situation knows the
It should come as no surprise that I love technology. The staggering advancement of technology in the past 20 years has altered our everyday lives in countless ways. For the most part, technology serves its purpose of making our lives easier. Consumer electronics and access to the Internet are only
Online piracy is the greatest threat the entertainment industry ever has faced, according to organizations like the Recording Industry Association of America. Big entertainment lobbies have long stood strong against the rising tide of piracy, condemning peer-to-peer file sharing and prosecuting those found guilty of participating in or facilitating illegal
If you went to an elementary school like mine, you attended something called ‘computer class’ once or twice a week. Computer class entailed an hour or so of playing Carnival Countdown, Logical Journey of the Zoombinis, or Oregon Trail. As much as I enjoyed leading a group of settlers on