Project 1 pg 34

9/13/10

Start at collection. Does your collection say anything about popular attitudes toward the technology? Does it reveal any misconceptions about the technology? You will need to include at least two references from each category (article, cartoon, and video) in your collection.

The articles, cartoons, and videos that I will be referencing are listed below. Both of the videos linked below reveal that people are wanting more from technology. This is a misconception because people do not understand that thousands of people are dedicated to increasing and bettering technology and we have anything we want at the touch of a button. It is shocking that people are asking for more and are unhappy with what has been provided us.

The first cartoon below reveals that technology can be a challenge for the average person to battle. It can be hard to understand and difficult to overcome. The second cartoon jokes about how all people watch the same amount of t.v. or use technology to the same degree. No matter where people live or how they choose to live, we all still depend on technology.

Finally, the articles attached below reveal something different about technology today. I do not think there are any misconceptions in the articles. They combine and agree that technology has come very far in the last decade, and in the next three years will continue growing.

Cartoons:

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Back when the internet was young — we’re talking way before YouTube viral videos, Twitter memes and catchy Facebook statuses — people were entertained by much simpler pleasures.

The most memorable viral statements of the late 1990s and early 2000s? Animated GIFs (short for Graphics Interchange Format) — those crude little animated clips that popped up on websites or got forwarded around in e-mails.

Small enough to download quickly on your 56K modem and even e-mail as an attachment, kinetic icons such as Peanut Butter Jelly Time and Dancing Baby, the 3-D toddler who danced his way across the Web and into Ally McBeal’s hallucinations, were once the most popular memes on the net.

If you missed the GIFs revolution, Evan Roth has compiled an excellent 10-minute video called Cache Rules Everything Around Me. (Hip-hoppers will notice the pun on the seminal Wu-Tang Clan hit “C.R.E.A.M.: Cash Rules Everything Around Me.”)

More a visual homage to GIFs than a history lesson, “Cache Rules Everything Around Me” features everything from classic cat animations to home-video pratfalls to the George W. Bush shoe-throwing attack.

The new video is set to Girl Talk’s “Night Ripper,” which itself is a mash-up of popular songs from the past couple of decades.

If that’s not enough, Complex Magazine offers a hilarious history of the 50 Greatest Animated GIFs of All Time.

Symbian and Android will dominate the mobile operating system market by 2014, research firm Gartner said Friday.

Gartner expects that Symbian and Android together will account for 59.8 percent of the total worldwide mobile OS market by 2014, split almost equally — Symbian with 30.2 percent, and Android with 29.6 percent.

Android is already closing the gap with the market leader. By the end of 2010, Gartner says, Google’s Android will sneak into second place behind Nokia-backed Symbian with 17.7 percent market share, compared to Symbian’s 40.1 percent.

At the end of 2009, Android OS had just 3.9 percent market share, the research firm reported.

Gartner’s predictions don’t bode well for RIM’s BlackBerry OS andApple’s iOS. Those platforms, which ended 2009 with 19.9 percent and 14.4 percent of the market, respectively, are expected to take the third and fourth spots this year.

In fact, Gartner believes RIM will end the year with 17.5 percent market share, while Apple will capture 15.4 percent of the space. Windows Phone will trail far behind with just 4.7 of the market.

But by 2014, when Symbian and Android will be soaring, Gartner expects BlackBerry OS to have just 11.7 percent of the mobile market and iOS to own 14.9 percent.

Gartner thinks Symbian will still lead the mobile market in 2014 due to “Nokia’s volume and the push into more mass-market price points.” Android’s success can be attributed to “communication service providers’ marketing and vendor support,” Gartner said.

The research firm’s findings echo what fellow market researcher IDC announced earlier this week.

IDC likewise said that Android OS will take the second spot behind Symbian in 2014, but it pegged Android’s worldwide market share at 24.6 percent, compared to Symbian’s 32.9 percent.

It also believes that Apple’s iOS platform will be lower than Gartner’s predictions, capturing 10.9 percent of the worldwide market in 2014. RIM’s BlackBerry will have 17.3 percent of the mobile market in 2014, IDC predicted.

Of course, four years is a long time. And things can change. Nowhere is that more evident at the moment than at Nokia.

Late Thursday night, the company announced that it is appointing Stephen Elop, president of Microsoft’s Business Division, as its new CEO. Nokia said that Elop will help lead its “substantial transformation” from a hardware company to a software company.

The videos would not copy to this blogg but I found them at:http://abcnews.go.com/technology

About brummettshea8

I am a student at UNT. I graduate in December with a degree in Development and Family Studies. I am a personal trainer and intern at Irving Bible Church and I work with the student ministry there.
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