Engelbart nugget

“Pervading all of the augmentation means is a particular structure or organization. While an untrained aborigine cannot drive a car through traffic, because he cannot leap the gap between his cultural background and the kind of world that contains cars and traffic, it is possible to move step by step through an organized training program that will enable him to drive effectively and safely. In other words, the human mind neither learns nor acts by large leaps, but by steps organized or structured so that each one depends upon previous steps.” Chapter 2, paragraph 6

I agree with this paragraph, we tend to learn and move step by step instead of taking a big leap. Especially in this advanced society, we can only move on to the next step by being structured and educated.

Reflection post

I think I am doing well in this class so far. Even though I feel like the homework is a bit overwhelming, especially since there is a post due everyday, I am trying to get used to it. The activities we do during class I think it is very nice, since we are not pressured to talk to the whole class but in small groups to share what we think about the readings.



Formulated vs. formulative

During the class activity on coming up with either a question or a statement, my partner and I came up with a question, “Why do people get sick”. To get deeper into this topic, we searched different illnesses and symptoms that comes with it. We searched a different question, “What causes sickness”, and it said that nausea or vomiting can indicate the cause, so we went deeper into it and came up with another question, “what causes nausea or vomiting”, and a multiple of conditions came up. Some of the conditions were; motion sickness, stages of pregnancy, food poisoning, overeating, concussion, and some forms of cancer. It went from a regular basic condition to a serious illness.

It was interesting how a very simple and easy question to answer lead to different categories of the topic. It was also very interesting how one question lead to another and we were able to form a better question and statement at the end.

“Man-Computer Symbiosis”

“It seems likely that the contributions of human operators and equipment will blend together so completely in many operations that it will be difficult to separate them neatly in analysis. That would be the case it; in gathering data on which to base a decision, for example, both the man and the computer came up with relevant precedents from experience and if the computer then suggested a course of action that agreed with the man’s intuitive judgment. (In theorem-proving programs, computers find precedents in experience, and in the SAGE System, they suggest courses of action. The foregoing is not a far-fetched example. ) In other operations, however, the contributions of men and equipment will be to some extent separable”

I am not sure if I interpreted this paragraph the right way, but how I understood it is that humans would not be able to stop relying on technologies/machines. Also, the last part seems like it’s saying that the technologies need our “help” as much as we need theirs.

Classmates’ posts links:



Connecting posts

Both of these blogs that I chose to write on this post are about how much we rely on machines/technologies. “Andierawr” talks about how typing and processing information is like second nature to us nowadays. It is very true on how typing “on keys became an everyday action in our modern technological world.”
The second blog talks about how cashiers just need their machines to calculate the change for the customers. Also, how “people don’t use cash as much, so all customer need to do is swipe a card”, as technologies improve, we are relying on it more and more which makes us to be more lazy and think less.
Even though technology advancement is great, I feel like it will come to a point where people would not have to move or think to get things done, which will really disable our brains by using it less and less.

“As we may think” 2

Connecting from my last post about how science has provided the swiftest communication between individuals, I went deeper into finding out how the communication level and the technologies have improved.

The sites that I have visited explains the history and the steps that people took to have the advanced communication technologies that we have now. It talks about the speed, quality, and the accessibility; and one of the most interesting part was where it said how the “communication methods such as instant messengers and video conferencing have increased the volume of communications but reduced their average length”(Ginny Edwards)

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“As We May Think”

“Science has provided the swiftest communication between individuals; it has provided a record of ideas and has enabled man to manipulate and to make extracts from that record so that knowledge evolves and endures throughout the life of a race rather than that of an individual.” (1)

I really agree with this part of the article. It is very true how science improved our way of communicating and made it more efficient through new technologies and what not. Through those improvements, we were able to adapt to more advanced technologies and it kept us curious and helped us to receive new knowledge and moving forward.

First blog post

I found it very interesting how the thinker noticed that people do not really try to learn or are able to learn if they are not interested or entertained by the subject. When I was reading the thinker’s blog, I was able to connect it to myself because if I find something boring and not interesting at all, I am not able to focus, participate, or understand the subject unlike when I find a certain topic that is very interesting to me, I search more about it, I do extra work, I am able to focus and learn about it for hours.The thinker talks about their deep interest in museums that has fine arts, and I was able to really relate with her since I myself love art museums. It made me imagine different kinds of people interested in different things and people only succeeding in things that they are truly interested or entertained by.


Workshop for Paper 3 draft 2

The Problem: Is your problem a real problem? Do you discuss it in terms of real world effects? Do you avoid the “slippery slope” in constructing it? Or is your problem not a problem because it is based on your personal taste/emotions only? Do you fail to establish reasons for why it is a problem?

The writer’s problem is that trainees have to train for a very long time and vigorously even though the chance of them not debuting is high. I do not think the writer discusses it in a real world effects since this problem is focused mainly in Korea, since the writer is talking about K-pop idols. I could see this problem a bit as a personal taste problem, maybe broadening it out and talking about trainees in general could help the writer’s topic become more of an ethical problem.

The Good: Do you identify the most important value/idea/demographic/state to preserve or achieve in thinking about your issue? Do you explain why this thing is the most important good? Is this based on your research?

I can see where the writer is coming from when she talks about the problem behind trainees in Korea. The risky and harsh training they go through, but the writer should try to back up her “good” with her sources while listing down the problems.

Research/Use: Are you correctly introducing your sources? Are you working your sources into your own thoughts smoothly? Are you using sources in a fair and balanced way, and avoiding using quotations out of context?

The writer did a good job on introducing her source and incorporating it in her source analysis but I do not see that in her draft 2. Maybe using the sources more and explaining each source to back up your problem can lengthen and make your argument stronger.

Comments to “Unit lll Prewriting”

1.Does this paper/topic grow out of this writer’s Unit II work? (You can see her/his Unit II work by clicking on the username beneath the title of the post.) How close/distant the proposal is to the Unit II work will affect how advanced the thinking is at the moment. Can you see a connection between the two? If yes, explain; if no, discuss whether you want one or not and why.

Yes, she talks about how sleep affects your performance and connects it with time and sleep.

2.Is there a problem here? Explain why you think there’s a problem, or if not, explain why you aren’t seeing the problem yet and suggest how your writer might explore one.

I do see the problem here, she talks about how sleeping less affects her attitude and behavior towards her team and affects her gpa.

3.What do you think will be good/useful about this topic? What do you think will be difficult? Help your writer prepare for the next two weeks by exploring what will work well and what challenges s/he might face that you can foresee.

I think it is useful to inform people on how negatively our sleep can affect our performance. She mentioned how it will for everyone and not just athletes so it will be more relatable to all of us.

4.Did your writer ask for feedback? If so, answer any questions this person might have.

She did not ask for feedback.