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I don’t have anything in particular to say except, “Watch this.”


Andrew McDonald‘s blog post “A Pictorial Guide to Avoiding Camera Loss” made me laugh.  What a clever idea, and a perfectly executed one at that!  I like the way this guy thinks.  He recently published a children’s book called The Greatest Blogger In The World, which I think I need to buy because I imagine it is what my life would have been like if I had been born ten years later.

Disconnected is a student-made documentary that follows three Carleton students as they attempt to go computer-less for at least three weeks.  The documentary resonates with me, as I too am a college student admittedly addicted to my computer, and I like how Disconnected focuses not only on the students’ desires to use computers recreationally, but also on the ways in which computers have become necessary to how colleges run – for example, online timesheets for student employment, computer programs for Chinese assignments, and Library search engines instead of physical card catalogues.  I highly recommend this film, which you can watch online at Hulu.  Here is the trailer: