A Continued Battle

Apple vs. Android. A battle of the fittest; one that has continued over the last decade.
But when it comes to picking between these two products, which is the best? After a little research online I compared the two and began wondering whether my choice in an Apple product was the right one? Being the proud owner of an Apple device myself, I naturally assumed that my choice in the closed appliance was the correct one – but am I right? Perhaps not. My research showed that whilst Apple devices are better at the basics, e.g. phone calls, text messages, and music streaming; the open source Android devices proved to be a better device for things such as the camera, emails, directions and notifications. After reading this comparison I was left a little divided as I had thought that my Apple device was far more superior than Android devices, when in reality it apparently has far less pros than Android.

 

 

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Research: http://money.cnn.com/interactive/technology/iphone-android-comparison/

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Copyright is such a terrible thing when trying to review a video game on YouTube or post a Flipagram video on a friend’s Facebook wall for their birthday.

When thinking of copyright I thought of Authors and Music Artists, not bloggers. Before going into detail about copyright I wasn’t completely aware of the extent of it.
The transformation in copyright is huge when you think about it; I mean going from the notion of property related only to scarce resources, such as land, to copyrighting minuscule things such as the rights to a song or a quote.

After the lecture on copyright I was stuck with a quote by Lawrence Lessig that played on my mind – “Free cultures are cultures that leave a great deal open for others to build upon; unfree, or permission, cultures leave much less. Ours was a free culture. It is becoming much less so. “ This particular phrase left me wondering how much more we can throw a copyright symbol on before having nothing left to share and build upon.

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“The medium is the message.”

“The medium is the message.”
I’ve taken my time to blog about this particular post as I wasn’t quite sure how to grasp McLuhan’s phrase. When first hearing this phrase I was very unsure how to perceive it, but after some time thinking it over I’ve come to a conclusion. During a BCM112 lecture we were told that something such as a lecture room could be a medium, and that when taking away objects within this room (such as chairs, risen floors, etc.) the message may be perceived differently but will still have the same effect – this message being a place of learning. I have also come to understand that the medium is an extension of the message, for example; a spoon is an extension of a person’s hand.
I guess what I received from this weekly topic is that the form of a medium will always be rooted in the message, and that the message will always be influenced by the medium no matter how it is portrayed.

 

 

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The Death Of Procrastination

Procrastination.
It has always been one of my many strong suits. Whether it be working on assignments or attempting, and quite often failing, to have some form of a social life. I have never been one to eagerly jump at something without hesitation. It quite often takes me some time to find the motivation to complete a task. At first I truly believed that I was doomed and imprisoned in the constants of procrastination; that was until I started University. Once starting University the incentive began flowing. Studying a Double degree in Journalism and Communication & Media Studies sparked some form of fascination within me. Writing has always been a highly adored divertissement for me, and being able to study a degree in which encourages writing, aided with my above mentioned condition; procrastination.

An early admiration of writing and an overly passionate English teacher promoted my decisions in pursuing two English based degrees at University. Thus resulting in me now sitting here struggling to put my ideas/thoughts into words and into a blog post.

Blogging.
What ‘misunderstood’ teenager hasn’t blogged at least once in their life? Whether it be in regards to hating the world or an eternal love for pizza.

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Blogging seems to come so naturally to young teens. Just as procrastination seems to come so easily to me. But surely I’m not the only legendary procrastinator to roam the Earth. I’m sure there are plenty of my unmotivated brothers and sisters building up the motivation to conquer the daily tasks that are at hand.

Perhaps this year will be a different story however.
Perhaps my stupendous procrastinating skills will be replaced with those of incentive.
Perhaps my procrastination will fade into a beautiful form of impulse to succeed in all given tasks.
Perhaps my famous use of the word procrastination will cover up the concept that I’m probably just a really lazy and unorganized person who diagnoses themselves with procrastination in order to feel a little safer about their harrowing predicament.
Perhaps this will be the year that I find something that I won’t feel the need to avoid or push to the side.

Here’s to hoping that my chosen degrees facilitate in the processes of eliminating all forms of procrastination that I find to be confined in myself and everything I attempt to attempt completing.
Here’s to the end of pushing everything off to the side.
Here’s to the end of our procrastinating days.

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