First things first: I could not even begin to watch the youtube videos. Relying on a wireless card with limited data usage for three people in one household sure does take a tole on the total amount of internet access. Sorry guys 🙁
The Carr reading was extremely interesting,especially since I found myself beginning to skim the readings. My way of reading has definitely changed, and I find myself constantly distracted. I still get the same information out, or at least – I think I do. I guess I can’t really be sure. And its true, I still only read things that are very interesting or catching to me. I definitely judge books and internet articles by their “cover. The other readings, especially from Babel to Knowledge, gave great insight into Data mining and caused me to rethink how I research. Like another student, I also search in the index of books for related terms and toss books that have nothing to do with my topic.
Our project is going swimmingly. Sometimes I get so stressed and worried that we are going nowhere. However, every time we are able to come together – I feel so much more comfortable. Everything is coming together – I am even more comfortable knowing that Mike has met with Jim Groom. I hope we find some time to meet tomorrow at the end of class.