I’m feeling a certain amount of anxiety about the IT components of this course. Which is a condition in which I do not find myself altogether naturally. I’m not the youngest member of the class, but I come from an entirely tech-friendly/tech-literate generation, and I’m not sure why, as I type this, the words extend beyond the text field, under the publish and format boxes. Which I find very odd, but slightly less odd than the fact that I don’t know why it’s happening. I do hope that’s not at all significant.
This vid was very informative, though perhaps I again reveal my ignorance when I say that I can almost never tell the difference between things (TCP/IP, OSI, X.25, etc, and that’s only those that are explicitly mentioned, but my confusion extends beyond this presentation) that are:
- Technological Standards
- Commercial software
- Non-proprietary that’s not necessary only ubiquitous.
Hopefully I’m not thought to be a dreadfully backward luddite, but here’s my list of topics again.
- The Effect of Irish-Americans on Modern American culture
- Rugby in America
- What effect, if any, have Comic Books and Science Fiction had on modern America?