|Paul Mason Photography|
Sometimes as I’m moving around in my day, an image gets stuck in my head that I can’t shake. Sometimes it conjures up a memory, a feeling, or provides an impulse to do something. Often, though, I just see something that I want to capture in my mind for no particular reason-it just speaks to me. I’d like to offer these images up for ‘thought contributions’-as a way to generate a community of ideas together.
Today’s photo comes straight from my uncle Paul’s portfolio. I couldn’t have imagined anything better for my theme this week, as I have come to the realization that I am not a digital native.
While I consider myself ‘tech-savvy’, I have been humbled this week with the start of an online course on global education and the death of Steve Jobs. Although a few years older than I, Mr. Jobs was definitely a digital native. So it can’t all be about age…maybe there are levels of assimilation? This course I’m taking has shown me that I haven’t a clue how to attack digital text, do online mind mapping, or participate on online discussions. I have quickly realized that I am a digital immigrant, and will have to learn a new language and customs to operate in this society…and I REALLY miss my old typewriter.
Are you a digital immigrant, too? Can we ever break through the technology culture barrier?