Wednesday, March 5, 2014

IWSG---Technologic



It's that time again...
First Wednesday of the month IWSG!



I have shared before that I have spelling and grammar issues, and it got me to thinking of when I was in school I didn't have the technology I have now.

Via quickmeme

I remember taking typing in high school, I Hated disliked it intensely. (we don't use the "H" word in my house anymore.) I would go in early in the morning to get more practise time. I had Band in the afternoon, so it was the only time I could. I still received a poor grade with the practice! My wife, who is 6 and a half years younger than me, never had to take typing. She had Keyboarding with an actual computer. How Technology changes in such a short amount of time.


Via www.lolway.net

Where do I go now? I use Google for just about everything, I will not bow down to the god of Apple! Six of one, half a dozen of the other, but I have this intense dislike for Apple. As much as Technology has helped me it is nothing compared to having someone you trust to go over your work, or help you along the way. The problem with social media is it can be very impersonal. You have 2000 friends, and not one that you can have proofread your documents. 


Via An Itchy Blog



How has technology improved your writing?
How has it not?

26 comments:

  1. I love Daft Punk. That aside, technology has made me a bit lazy when it comes to spelling. I rely on auto correct way too much!

    Elsie
    AJ's wHooligan in the A-Z Challenge
    co-host IWSG

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  2. I can type, but not at the rate and accuracy that the teacher wanted.

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  3. I think my bad spelling started with my bad handwriting.
    Daft Punk gives hope to us ugly guys, we just need to cover up our ugly mugs!

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  4. It's totally scary when we think how we played and lived only two decades ago. Although it was like Middle ages compared to what kids have today, it was so beneficial for our growing, development, imagination and skills.

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  5. When my son is grounded from games, tv and friends he doesn't know what to do with himself. He will read ,but once he has finished that he will bug his sister to play with him till she accepts.

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  6. Down with RULZ!
    I know Google is your best friend, because he told me so!

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  7. Old fashioned typewriters were painful on the nails. I love the new keyboards and I love the new word processors. I don't think I could write a novel on a typewriter.

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  8. I could barely get through my English papers, let alone a novel!

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  9. Technology has improved the convenience of writing my blog, but killed my spelling. Great topic David.

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  10. I must admit the idea came to me after hearing Daft Punk's song!

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  11. My six year old nephew is forever laughing at me for my ineptitude with technology. I think he was approximately one year old when he turned his family's desktop on for me. Yikes. There are too many advantages, though, to not feel extremely lucky to be a writer these days.

    xoRobyn

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  12. I remember writing my first short stories on the typewriter! Ouch!! If I wanted to insert a paragraph or use a new phrase, I had to re-type the whole page -- and if I wanted to put in a new scene, I would have to re-type the whole story!

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  13. There is a large plus side to using Tech.
    I just don't want to be around when Apple turns into Skynet , and sends the Terminators after us!

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  14. Hooray for technology! Now we can just insert that puppy in where we want!

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  15. I am a google-aholic too! twins!

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  16. I love band! I took typing on electric typewriters. Before I turned anything in I would have my mother read it over for spelling and grammar. She's a wonder at editing. In fact I still have her go over my manuscripts before I start querying.

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  17. It's made drawing a blank on words easier to work around. I have a fairly good vocabulary, but even I get boarded sometimes. (Sorry, I can't help making Star Wars references. You know what I mean.)

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  18. What I was taught in school was the original copy-and-paste method, which was literally cutting the paper up and pasting (or taping) whatever you needed to insert exactly where it needed to go. Sort of like how they spliced film in yon olden days (I'm not sure how fast the digital conversion is going, but I'm sure in a few years everyone will be making movies that way).

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  19. I seem to have an intrinsic awareness of where the letters I need are, one of the few things I've memorized without really meaning to. I learned typing the official way, too, but it was just so darn cumbersome!

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  20. GOOGLE LOVE!
    no don't google love, you might get icky pictures!

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  21. I was a Band nerd! The typewriters were a pain.

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  22. Gary Philip PennickMarch 19, 2014 at 6:03 PM

    Technology? Dude, I care barely use an "iPen." Thankfully, I reasonably okay with my grammar. Heck, if I spell in incorrect English, as in American English, my spell check goes crazy! :) Thank you for being part of the "I Was Seeking Gary." Then I woke up...

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  23. I also struggle with grammar. In school, I could write amazing stories, but when I had to learn about sentence structure, etc. I was bad at it! None of it made sense. I still don't understand why there has to be rules. Why can't we just write?! I also use Google for EVERYTHING. Google is my best friend. ;)

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  24. Fortunately getting online led me to a lot of other writers and those who could help me be a better writer.
    I never took typing. Probably why I still hunt and peck to this day.

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