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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Blog activity #1

Blog #1. When did you start using the Internet?
It was the world wide wait back then, there were no websites, just FTTPs :) I guess it was in the 1994-5 era. Multimedia cards (sound and video) were just starting to appear, and when hard drives reached the megabyte range, people were asking: why would I need all that space?

What do you like and not like about it?
Oh boy, difficult one! I do most of my professional life in the internet, I teach here, I do most of my research, purchase things like plane tickets, books, read, get media, pirate stuff, watch TV episodes. What do I not like about it? It keeps me glued to the computer, bad for the body posture, unbalanced, health-wise! There are irritating spam mails offering watches or asking me if I want to have a bigger Penis (whaaa?) and of course there are the ubiquitous porn sites and miscellany other, it can be a distracting world for kids and my kids (ages 7,6,4,and 3) are already into the net. Can be a dangerous world for kids.

What is your favorite website and why?
This is tough. I do visit some sites regularly, and I get a lot of mail from students, colleagues, and such. I guess I don't really have a favorite site, come to think of it, just sites I regularly use and visit, and when I say regularly, I mean 2 to 3 times a day. Of course these are my email sites, and my course site.


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