Archive for the ‘Misc.’ Category

Boxing Controversy (Not Really)

Monday, December 22nd, 2008

In the February 2009 edition “The Ring” I am sure Editor-in-Cheif Nigel Collins had no intention of being controversial when he closed out his editorial by stating the following: “Because it doesn’t matter whether it’s a pencil, telegraph, typewriter, or a computer, fundamentally, the message will always be more important then the medium.” Mr. Collins I beg to differ. Depending on the medium the message is often irrelevant and always shaped. Just look at Facebook. Is what we are saying (message) as important as the community or method of communication we are all partaking in? When I give a presentation today at work it is completely different then 10 years ago. Is the primary message different? No. But the way people look at the data and even what they see as important and how they process the information is different.

So which comes first the egg or the chicken? The medium or the message? I claim it is the medium.

Just Sad

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

This isn’t particularly newsworthy nor do I have a lot to write about it.  This child prodigy ended up working days as a prostitute because the stress of an overbearing father was too much for her.  Regardless of the validity of her complaint the story is a sad reminder that this is a fallen world.

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