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Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Weekly Post: from Abada Abada

Posted By on Wed, Nov 23, 2005 at 9:58 AM

This week's entry comes from Jessamyn West's journal, Abada Abada. I liked her descriptions of the students in her technology class, particularly the line about "skunk essence."

I like to include stories of people learning to use technology in the newspaper — it seems like most technology reporting focuses either on a new product or service, or on how some people are just totally clueless when it comes to computers. I like to promote stories about people getting it, or trying to, anyway. I like to note those moments when the rubber hits the road, so to speak. I want to provide some kind of snapshot of this moment in our cultural evolution. Before long, everyone will know how to use a computer, the same way that everyone knows how to use a telephone. I think it's helpful to reflect on that learning process while we're in it.

Plus, skunk essence is kinda funny.

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Cathy Resmer

Cathy Resmer

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Cathy Resmer is a former staff writer and currently an associate publisher at Seven Days, and is one of the organizers of the Vermont Tech Jam. She's also the Copublisher and Executive Editor of Kids VT, Seven Days' free monthly parenting publication.

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