Sunday, December 13, 2009

Things Are Becoming Obsolete Much Quicker These Days

I stumbled across this interesting article by Bianca Male in the Business Insider. I am amazed at how quickly things become obsolete these days. It seems like I am utilizing or viewing a great new resource on one day and in just a short period of time something much better has come along an my new gadget obsolete.

1 comment:

  1. Patrick,

    Interesting article! I love talking to my kids about this kind of "stuff" mainly because they need to see these types of articles to understand what they are being prepared for. I try to continually articulate to them that the reason I am constantly changing instructional medium is because they need to be able to adapt quickly then move on just as quickly. It's a habit that kids need to learn now on a very basic level so that they understand the concept when they join the "real world".

    For instance, students should bear witness to Microsoft Office, Open Office, and Google Docs in the same class, at the same time, throughout the course of the year. This prevents them from reaching a comfort level too quickly and teaches them the necessity of adaptability. This is, obviously, a very rudimentary example, but the logic stays the same regardless of the tool being utilized.

    Thanks for sharing!