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Final Exam - De File
Does Collecting Make You Feel Dirty?
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Final Exam
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judo100 From: judo100 Date: December 16th, 2010 06:56 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Your course sounds great; i wish i could have taken it! I am an old fogey and have trouble managing all the computer this and that, but if I ever get something running correctly, i'd be happy as a clam discussing it. What is really needed is a class called "Technology for Out-of-it Baby Boomers." We're not incapable of using technology like OUR parents are, but we don't absorb it in our sleep like the X,Y, and Z generations do.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: December 17th, 2010 02:31 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
So nice to hear from you! Yes, I agree that a class like that would be good. One of the things I was trying to do with this class was to get them to understand what life was like in the era Boomers grew up in, when top-down, passive-response media like network television and mainstream cinema completely dominated the realm of mass culture. Their parents are younger than Boomers -- most are my age, give or take five years -- so this proved quite a challenge.
judo100 From: judo100 Date: December 17th, 2010 09:31 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Sometimes I amaze (and probably horrify) young people by describing life in the Boomer childhood. NO video games. We played actual ping-pong, since even Pac Man hadn't been invented. One telephone in the house, and that was firmly stuck to the wall in the kitchen. So much for a private conversation. If you were lucky, you got 4 or 5 channels on your black and white TV with the little bitty screen. I still remember when we got our first color set. I was in high school. Turns out I'm older than dirt, but fail to realize it.
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