Connecting Nuggets

Fisheries and sustainable resources of the ocean are important. Roughly 25% of the protein used by people comes from fish. So many fish have been taken from the ocean that the fish populations have collapsed almost everywhere. The loss of fish changes the marine food webs. Changing food webs affect other life and processes in…

Personal Dynamic Media

The particular example captured in the pictures shows patients lining up for service in emergency. It indicates that there is insufficient staff available in that important area. I picked this as my nugget, because of how short staffed the emergency room actually is. We should all know how long it takes to wait to be…

Computer Lib/Dream Machine

Computers are simply a necessary and enjoyable part of life, like food and books. Computers are not everything, they are just an aspect of everything, and not to know this is computer illiteracy, a silly and dangerous ignorance.   I think that this really hits home with today’s society. I see a lot of people…

Augmenting Human Intellect

“These notecards represent much more than just an in formation file. They provide a workspace for me, in which I can browse, make additions or corrections, or build new sets of thought kernels with a good deal of freedom.”   This quote really jumped out at me. The notecards are something that are more to…

Man-Computer Symbiosis

“Books are among the most beautifully engineered, and human-engineered, components in existence, and they will continue to be functionally important within the context of man-computer symbiosis.”   This was a tough article to read, interesting content but it was so plain Jane scientific journal style that it took me an hour to get through this…

As We May Think

In As We May Think by Vannevar Bush, there was one quote that really stood out to me, “A girl strokes its keys languidly and looks about the room and sometimes at the speaker with a disquieting gaze” (para. 27). I was reading the article, honestly kind of really bored (even though I am a…