September 06, 2006

They're just stupid pieces of punctuation!!!

This is a parentheses (. Now one of the other persuasion,) This,., is a period. Punctuation is punctuation is punctuation. Put them together and what do you have? A bunch of random punctuation slapped together in an interesting looking shape. I guess I'm really neither an optomist nor a the glass half empty or half full? It's half of a glass of water, that's what it is. Okay, so Iím going to end my emoticon rant, but I still think they are just slapped together pieces of punctuation. We the people give them the power to show emotion because we imagine what emotion it is that they represent. Okay, I swear, Iím done with the emoticon rant, this blog is supposed to be about my writing and how technology has affected it.
I can tell you that in my previous writing years, there were no such things as emoticons....okay, seriously. I'll never forget senior year of high school when we had to turn in our research papers but they were supposed to be typed and double space. The problem was, we didn't have a computer, which means that I had to go to my dadsí house to type up and print out my paper. Everything else in high school I wrote. Rough drafts got written and revised and then typed either at school, at a friends, or at my dads house.
Typing was not the norm for me, more than likely due to the fact that i lacked the resources to continuously present typed work. Going into college has thrust me into the technology curve and I have had no choice but to keep up. Now, instead of getting written first and typed last, all of my papers get typed immediately, get the read through until I determine they are finished and then finally printed out, where they are usually read again and revised again.
Now, my computer is my center for everything: School work, workstudy, classes, keeping in touch with people, checking my bank account...I uses my computer for as much communication as I can. I email my mother daily, even though she is usually the only one with whom I am exchanging this type of communication. I talk on AIM rarely, but yet am always on there, just away...I am a frequent visitor to myspace and facebook, I won't deny that, and I also text message quite a bit. Thing is though, I didn't have any of these sources of technology in high school, and now that I do, I think I should be permitted to be a little cuckoo over online/internet communication. It was denied to me for so long, and now I have it, and it is just so much simpler.....

Posted by Lori Rupert at September 6, 2006 09:57 AM
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