Comments on: The Great Online Migration http://nationalgeographicassignmentblog.com/2012/01/19/the-great-online-migration/ Wed, 07 Mar 2012 20:38:35 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 By: Nancy Wood http://nationalgeographicassignmentblog.com/2012/01/19/the-great-online-migration/comment-page-1/#comment-278 Nancy Wood Thu, 26 Jan 2012 03:27:19 +0000 http://nationalgeographicassignmentblog.com/?p=921#comment-278 The part of this migration that saddens me is that the young have lost interfest in tbeir history. I believ e that we must know where we are from in order to know where we are going. The trick is how to entice history to interest our young? Creative Geeks step up to the plate! Before it's all forgotten. The part of this migration that saddens me is that the young have lost interfest in tbeir history. I believ e that we must know where we are from in order to know where we are going. The trick is how to entice history to interest our young? Creative Geeks step up to the plate! Before it’s all forgotten.

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By: For the National Geographic Assignment Blog: The Great Online Migration - Alexandra Samuel http://nationalgeographicassignmentblog.com/2012/01/19/the-great-online-migration/comment-page-1/#comment-275 For the National Geographic Assignment Blog: The Great Online Migration - Alexandra Samuel Mon, 23 Jan 2012 15:20:59 +0000 http://nationalgeographicassignmentblog.com/?p=921#comment-275 [...] an excerpt from The Great Online Migration, which I published last week in the National Geographic Assignment Blog. I was delighted that Lou [...] [...] an excerpt from The Great Online Migration, which I published last week in the National Geographic Assignment Blog. I was delighted that Lou [...]

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By: James D, Cambridge http://nationalgeographicassignmentblog.com/2012/01/19/the-great-online-migration/comment-page-1/#comment-274 James D, Cambridge Sat, 21 Jan 2012 20:06:53 +0000 http://nationalgeographicassignmentblog.com/?p=921#comment-274 Great article, beautifully written. I was thinking though about the definition of a geek - go back 25 years and only geeks used technology, and certainly only geeks used new technology. Nowadays that's simply not true - the latest iPhone is a fashion accessory and people who buy them as such still use a lot of the functionality. Perhaps it's a depth issue - geeks see under the technology and use the underlying features, or see the second order benefits. Or maybe it's a network issue - geeks see the possibilities in networking different technologies and concepts - using mobile tech to control a R/C helicopter box. Or maybe I'm being too clever - maybe a geek is someone who is at their happiest when they're tweeting about upgrading the firmware in their home media centre. I think I feel an article coming on... Great article, beautifully written. I was thinking though about the definition of a geek – go back 25 years and only geeks used technology, and certainly only geeks used new technology. Nowadays that’s simply not true – the latest iPhone is a fashion accessory and people who buy them as such still use a lot of the functionality. Perhaps it’s a depth issue – geeks see under the technology and use the underlying features, or see the second order benefits. Or maybe it’s a network issue – geeks see the possibilities in networking different technologies and concepts – using mobile tech to control a R/C helicopter box.

Or maybe I’m being too clever – maybe a geek is someone who is at their happiest when they’re tweeting about upgrading the firmware in their home media centre. I think I feel an article coming on…

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