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Hollywood Home-schooling

November 23, 2006 1 comment

Yes, I know it sounds odd but it is for real. This is no “C” list, out-of-work TV actor either but the blockbuster movie star Will Smith.

Here is a direct quote from his recent interview on it I ran across.

>> Will Smith says he and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith home-school their children because the most valuable things he learned he didn’t get from school. “The date of the Boston Tea Party does not matter,” Smith told Reader’s Digest. “I know how to learn anything I want to learn. I absolutely know that I could learn how to fly the space shuttle because someone else knows how to fly it, and they put it in a book. Give me the book, and I do not need somebody to stand up in front of the class.” . . .<<

Stay tuned for more, and i’ll try to find the whole article. It is not likely to be big news, but it is another advocate for Homeschooling from someone everyone knows. He has all the money in the world to put his kids in fancy private schools or private tutors but he chooses this as the best option for his family.

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TOONS of our times: Rev. Ted Haggard

November 5, 2006 Leave a comment

By now you all probably have heard of the latest church scandals to hit the news, these are my comics on it.

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go Google that

November 4, 2006 1 comment

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I’ve recently diched IE for as my default web browsers (I know I’m like the last one in the world to do so). I recently downloaded Firefox 2.0 and saw it had a bunch of 3rd Party extras and another chance to download Google’s “desktop”, I was downloading everything so I gave it a try and added all these new things to my browsing experience.

Some help, many clutter but that is part of the media/web experience these days though the “add and remove” option is never far away.

The desktop indexed my computer like it does the web and makes things instantaneously avalible, something MS had in mind adding the “search” to Windows that takes sometime hours looking for things on my comp.

I love what Google has brought to us in the forms of Google search and images and video and made the web so easy and interesting and even giving the FBI a little harder time turning over search data before slowlygiving in other countries.

I also watch with awe the way it is taking over search, media and more in the business world like Microsoft did in the 90’s, but unlike MS who merely gave us the object to compute on, Google is taking it one step farther and computing us to the computer.

Kind of scary to think about but if today they can index my computer what will stop them (or others who tell them) to index my thoughts or life. Think about the poor people with Alzheimer’s? Add a chip in them and their indexed – Bingo! – not only will they not get lost but they would not lose their past memories and neither would the central mainframe computer, a small sacrifice for organization right?

We’ll see how far they get or if someone else ends up getting the devious label being responsible for making the “image of the beast”, some thought Microsoft, I’ve always though Google might have a hand, we’ll have to wait this one out but one thing for sure it will come and these big tech companies are all laying down the ground work as good and pure their intentions might be.

I’m still sticking with Google, it’s adsence, (though I’m still waiting to make a dime) their desktop, (for now) at least as long as they don’t require a mark on my hand or forehead to buy or sell or make me have to worship it’s name.

Over the last 20 years the computer industry have hooked us on storing and crating data on computers, hooked our computers to computer systems, connected us to cheap broadband and index and organize our electrical thoughts, communications (email, chat, voice mail), mostly for free (so sweet of them) and lives (photos, spreadsheets) all for our convinces and a few (billion) bucks from hardware and software in return.

They have for better or worse set up a way for everything to be in one place eliminating cluttered desktops, messy ink pens, photo developing, post offices etc. The last frontier is the very source of all this inspiration and exasperation- our own minds and once they can harness that it would eliminate the whole need for a personal computer in the first place (and having the choice to be on line and upload, share permission, etc) by connecting us directly to the mainframe.

It sounds like a science fiction script but it really is just Bible prophesy being fulfilled today.

One small step for personal convenience, one giant step for world domination, what will be next in a brain near you?