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Journal Writing Project Technology in my life


Fri, Oct 28th, 2011
Posted in Journal Student Writing Project

Before I start I would like to thank my teacher, Mrs. Wenthold, for giving me the chance to speak my mind in a very public way. For most of the people in Fillmore County that do not know who I am, I will start out by telling them that I'm just a normal high school senior trying to make the difficult decision on what to do with my life next year. My family and I live on a small farm a couple miles south of Mabel, so technically I am a farm boy.

But to my story, there are two sides to the technology debate these days. One side is that technology is one of the greatest things in the world. The other is that technology is taking over this world. I like that we are in an age of technology, and I'm proud to one day tell my children about the day my family got our first computer.

As we know, Apple creator Steve Jobs, one of the greatest innovators of modern technology, passed away this month leaving behind some of the most technologically advanced pieces of work created. If you saw me on the street at any random time, I wouldn't be standing there on my iPhone checking email or on my iPad updating my Facebook That's for one main reason. I don't have either an iPhone or iPad. I'm not upset that I don't have either of those. If I did have an iPhone, I probably wouldn't know how to use it. I use my phone to call my friends and send the occasional text. I'm not saying this technology isn't good. If you don't know what a word means, look on your iPhone. Got lost? No problem, look on your iPhone.

But there comes a point where your phone starts to take over your life. It almost starts to ruin your life. Like I said before, if you don't know something "wait two seconds," you will know it! So whether you're for or against the technology we have at our hands today, remember it's just going to get better, or worse.

Collin Richert is a student at Mabel-Canton High School. He is one of 8 area students participating in the Journal Writing Project, now in its thirteen year.

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