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PDA/Blackberry or Pen & Paper?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Quirk, Mar 15, 2006.

  1. javyn

    javyn Stylish Dinosaur

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    You said it, buddy. BTW Vaclav, you are what I missed most while SF was down. A rose for you. -----<----<3
     


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    whoopee Distinguished Member

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    I've seen rude mobile phone talkers come from all sorts of places, speaking all sorts of language. It is quite annoying. I also think blackberrys should be kept on vibrate or off during lectures. I can't fathom why someone would not.
     


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    javyn Stylish Dinosaur

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    Who knows. I guess all the English speakers just get all their talking done in the car on the drive up to there, so instead of being a nuisance they can be a public menace [​IMG]
     


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    You said it, buddy. BTW Vaclav, you are what I missed most while SF was down. A rose for you. -----<----<3

    Javyn, I am glad we are togeather again, I wish I could post a hvozdik here for you.
     


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    No, being rude in English is not ok. But it has never been a problem from any English speaker in my experience, we know better than to answer a cell phone during a lecture and causing a disturbance. The rude English speakers let their phone ring, check who it is, and turn it off. The people with manners turn theirs off before the lecture starts.


    Apparently you have never taught. I'm not trying to be bitchy, just stating outright that in my experience American 18 year olds are far more rude.

    bob
     


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    I have a Blackberry, which for me seems to work better than my palm pilot. With meetings being scheduled through ms outlook for work, it was too time consuming to transfer everything to my plam pilot. Now I have all of my contacts and schedule in outlook and I have access to it at all times with the Blackberry. I don't really use the phone on the Blackberry however. I tend to still use my cell phone as the sound quality is much better.
     


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    There is this guy who sat up front in one of my classes always putzing around on one of those Blackberry things with all his little beeps and clicks. I felt like walking up there and bitch-slapping him. Still, I reserved my anger for all the incessant foreign jibberish cell phone babblers. Sorry, I may be a crude, unsophisticated American, but answering a cell phone during a lecture and chatting away in your mother tongue is bullshit!

    Back on topic....all I need is a laptop, a Mont Blanc, and a legal pad. Appointments, tasks, and phone numbers are jotted down then collated in MS Outlook when I have time.


    There are always people are going to be people who are rude, but I just don't understand why it's tolerated. Why wouldn't a professor just throw the offender out of class?
     


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    imageWIS Stylish Dinosaur

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    No, being rude in English is not ok. But it has never been a problem from any English speaker in my experience, we know better than to answer a cell phone during a lecture and causing a disturbance. The rude English speakers let their phone ring, check who it is, and turn it off. The people with manners turn theirs off before the lecture starts.

    Thus, I leave my cell phone in the car when I go to class.

    Jon.
     


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    There are always people are going to be people who are rude, but I just don't understand why it's tolerated. Why wouldn't a professor just throw the offender out of class?


    I can give you the very very cynical response: because that s***-head will then give you a bad evaulation and then in your annual review the Dean will tell you you're a bad teacher because you got one nasty comment on your course evaluations.

    But that could just be my experience.

    bob
     


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    I can give you the very very cynical response: because that s***-head will then give you a bad evaulation and then in your annual review the Dean will tell you you're a bad teacher because you got one nasty comment on your course evaluations.

    But that could just be my experience.

    bob


    A little bitter?

    If that happened to you I don't blame you. I'd be more than bitter if it happened to me.
     


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    javyn Stylish Dinosaur

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    When I was in college, profs nipped that shit in the bud before it got out of hand. If your phone went off, you had to leave the lecture immediately no matter what, even if it was a test day. If you DIDN'T leave, that means the next person whose phone went off was dropped from the class, no questions asked.

    This school I'm going to now (not college), is all adults. I am the young one actually (28). I'd say the average age is about 40. By then they should know better.
     


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    When I was in college, profs nipped that shit in the bud before it got out of hand. If your phone went off, you had to leave the lecture immediately no matter what, even if it was a test day. If you DIDN'T leave, that means the next person whose phone went off was dropped from the class, no questions asked.

    This school I'm going to now (not college), is all adults. I am the young one actually (28). I'd say the average age is about 40. By then they should know better.


    On the other hand, from their perspective, age gives them better excuses: "it's my kid's preschool -- it could be an EMERGENCY!" Yadda, yadda.

    If your Dean gives you one ounce of crap because some immature buttwipes complain about not being able to use their cellphone in class, you don't want to teach there.
     


  13. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red "Mr. Fashionista"

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    If I hadn't read about the Blackberry, I'd have no idea such a thing existed. I'm still not completely sure what it does, but apparently many people are addicted to it.

    I have a cell phone that has an amazing array of functions. I use it very little. I loathe and resent the endless proliferation of electronic peripherals and own as few as I can possibly get away with: a cell phone and two electronic dictionaries.

    For note-taking, I use an Omas Celluloid fountain pen with a customized nib. It's filled with blue-black ink.
     


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    I like to have a palm and a moleskin motebook and pen. I don't have a palm right now, but I want to get the treo 700 as soon as I can. I like to the palm, but I also like being able to scribble a note, and also to tear out a page to give people.
     


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    If I hadn't read about the Blackberry, I'd have no idea such a thing existed. I'm still not completely sure what it does, but apparently many people are addicted to it.

    The Blackberry is just a pocket email/calendar/address book device with a miniature thumb operated keyboard. It may or may not have the ability to make and place telephone calls. The real beauty is that it can be set up to work with corporate email accounts so that all the data in your mobile is duplicated on your computer, and vice versa.

    The addictiveness factor of the Blackberry is just about the same as it is with keitai text messaging in Japan--once you have 'round the clock ability to send and receive emails, you may find yourself actually sending and receiving emails 'round the clock.
     


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