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Preface Materials: Always playing catch-up, but never catching up!!
Feb 1 2012, 2:52 PM ESTInteresting thoughts from reading the Murray introduction. They led me to the following issues:
• The potential for storing data, documents, photos, etc. is both impressive and now, necessary. However, there are two issues that I find troublesome:
o The rate at which computer-generated health issues have arisen, especially among those who spend more than 5 to 7 hours in front of that screen each day.
o It seems that the technological developments to enhance the experience for the long-term professional user have lagged behind the developing health impacts (as well as the desires of the leisure users – gamers, for example).
• The disregard for the mature users who have grown up and developed their work ethics in technologies that have paralleled the explosion of the electronic media.
o For many (me included), developing solid and adaptable user skills is almost a full-time job. Add in perceptual issues (i.e. dyslexia), and the time for increasing skills increases significantly.
• Finally, it may be an artifact of my own inept electronic users skills, but I also feel that I could find what I was looking for when I went to a physical library much more quickly than when trying to sift through the multitude of links that pop up in using search engines! It can be a royal pain to attempt to hit upon the exact key words that take me to where I wish to be! Am I the only one who wants to go back to using the telephone and going to the quiet stacks to study?
These are just my initial thoughts – for what they’re worth!
Diane Do you find this valuable?
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