memories, metal cogitation,critical thingking,exercise for the brain.
January 26, 2007 5:31am CST
Are you an x-gen or new baby phat generation person. These latest two generations are the computer generations one and two. We are the facilitators of the internet advancements and code writers, as well as the first generations for whom the phrases Information Technology and Personal Home Computer Systens were coined and took their places among other Pop Culture words and phrases such as Phat and Bling bling. Or are you a baby boomer or a former hippie or child of the early 70's? If so, I must now give up the Kudos as your generations who preceeded 1976 and Bill Gates and the digital revolution which we are enjoying to the present day. You are the last "manually thinking" generations. Those who grew up writing and solving questions and issues on paper with pencils and pens. "X"'s I have not come to praise us but to bury us (W. shakespeare, Julius Caesar) We are quickly making the possession and regular use of brain matter obsolete! I am an x-gen girlie who took computer classes from Jr. High School al the way through to college, In fact I am enrolled in a distance learning program for my AA degree in Information Technology. I suppose that those who are not yet aware of history in the making and/or the old fashioned methodology of utilizing the brain and the multiple sensory skills that God has given us to define and decode the world around us. Now most x-gen's would need a calculator to figure the sum for (12 x 8)3+30. That is so common now that we think nothing of the skills that our parents and granparents utilized for hundreds of years in the progressive evolution to the wonderful world of digital dependancy. If you lost your cellular phone and had to replace it, how many of your most often dialed numbers would you be capable of adding into your new cell from memory? We may be creating and solving issues and equations that were nonexistent until now, but we couldn't think our way out of a wet paper sack without our tech tools! Writing things down, and/or verbally repeating the information a few times helps to ensure that we activate the memory functions of 2 or more of our sensory cores (i.e. our hearing our own voice saying something helps to imprint a backup copy of the information into a seperate section of the brain as writing stimulates the visual skills.
• United States
27 Jan 07
Well I'm right here with you on the X-gen thing. You are probably more up on the tech end but I can honestly say I didn't use a calculator or a pencil and paper. I used my freakin brain. How do you like that? lol At any rate, yeah, I'm also noticing the already rare common sense is further plunging into the abyss. lol