Wednesday, October 29, 2008


In Daniel Chandranayagam Malaysia's Jungle Spirits, what matters to her is reassurance. She wants to assure herself that there is no chance that there are ghosts in the jungle. In Malaysia (A Country in the southeast islands of India) there is said to be a cursed jungle. It is said to contain Bigfoot like creatures and ghosts that show up in places that horrible things have happened. The Bigfoot doesn’t like man, so whenever it senses man’s presence it flees. People always been superstitious of ghosts and nonexistent creatures, because they want to tell stories and draw attention to themselves. A great example is the Greeks, they believed in hundreds of different gods and they called on them for different problems. Just because it rained, they took it as a gift from the gods. People have remembered them for thousands of years, just because of what they thought they saw. I don’t believe in any kind of ghost or Bigfoot like creatures. My mom was totally convinced that she had a ghost in her house as a kid. Everyone in the house believed it, but when I visited the house I didn’t hear or see anything. Over the years people have said they have seen things that they really haven’t, when that happens they (in my mind) will go down as crazies and weirdoes.

Monday, October 27, 2008


In Will Richardson’s Adrenalin Forest, what matters to him is faith. Adrenalin is a strange thing. It gives you the feeling of fear and terror, and yet it also gives you the feeling of bravery. When you are about to dive off of a soaring airplane ten thousand feet above the ground, you are scared. But you also just what to get the feeling of “I just jumped out of an airplane, I bet you count do that!” That is what Will experienced in the forests of New Zealand, He along with his family decided to try an extreme zip line. It was designed so that you climb up, not fall down. There are over sixty obstacles that you have to overcome. When he was about five stories high, he started to lose confidence. He was scared and feeling like he was old. Faith and adrenalin kept him pulling himself upward. While his kids had already finished he was getting words of encouragement from above. After thirty more minutes of grueling effort and indescribable pain he managed to pull himself to the top. Somethines the world thinks that there is nothing to change. When there is a problem in society, sometimes people forget that they can do there part. A single person can make a difference, with faith an a little adrenalin. As soon as the world starts to realize that anyone can make a difference, the world will be happier and more peaceful. When you are faced with a task that you think you will never complete, faith and adrenalin keep you moving forward.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


In David Warlick, Apple Story, The Day After… what matters to him is awareness. When he is standing in line waiting for the new MacBook Pro, he could not find any. He started introducing himself to people in line. Apparently, the lady next to him had just bought a MacBook Pro and it had just come in (but they were not on the floor). He said to himself, "Sure doesn’t look like there’s a recession on the horizon here". If there is all this talk about people not making money, then why are we buying such expensive toys? Computers are necessary; yes, but not the most expensive ones. We should limit ourselves to only the amount that we need. When we start being money savvy, then we might see ourselves start to climb out of this recession. Even though I would like to spend money on useless toys, that doesn’t mean I should. David proves a very crucial point; a year ago most of us could spend our money on luxury. Now we need to save every penny.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


Chris Quotes
Form 2¢Worth by David Warlick

In David Warlick’s, Chris’s Quotes, what matters to him is intervention. He thinks that in a 20th century learning environment, teachers still are trying to teach using old techniques. When “a good person is in a bad system” the teachers will never succeed. The teachers will try everything they can to teach the students, but it just won’t work. I love the way that computers are being used in the school. They give students more access to a vast amount of information. Some people still believe that learning should be passed from student to teacher, but why not for everybody to student? I think that Chris is proving a very potent point.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Did You Know?

In Karl Phishes Did You Know, I think that reform matters. He is telling everyone these facts about how the world has changed, like that in 2013 a computer will be smarter than the human brain. I think he is trying to tell people that we need to change the way we live. We can’t live in a life where machines are a dominate part in our everyday life. It’s ok to have the computer to help you and the TV for your entertainment, but we need to reconsider how much time we spend away from society.