Literally Littered with IlliteracyWritten by Stephen Brennan
There’s some ‘alliteration’ for you! My great concern though, is fact that there are too many today who wouldn’t understand title or know meaning of ‘alliteration’ (a repetition of words beginning with same letter – as in Peter Piper picked a peck......). You might ask, "What has this to do with Internet Home Based Business?". I'll get to that.
I’m a member of a number of forums and in each, at some point, and often on a number of occasions, there is long discussion regarding standard of literacy among graduates these days (or over last twenty years or so). It's perfectly obvious in every forum that many people don’t have even most basic skills when it comes to grammar and spelling.
Perusing as many websites as I do on a daily basis, as do all those who make their livings through home based business, I sometimes find myself despairing for some of those who have recently been through so called ‘educational institutions’ that pass as schools in western countries. I am Australian, I have spoken with many in U.S., Britain and Canada and it would seem that problem isn’t only relevant to any one country or area.
Even when I worked in ‘real’ world, I had occasion to hire graduates who, of course, needed to fill out an application. I still have a couple of extraordinary examples of ‘education failing miserably’.
I posed earlier, "What does this have to do with Internet Home Based Business?". When you consider that level of literacy required to put together a reasonable quality website, fill it with passable content and promote it to search engines and Internet population in general, is beyond average High School graduate's writing (spelling and grammar) cabilities, this is indeed a huge concern. Of course, you not only have to be able to write but also have to be able to read and understand others.
Where will we find ourselves in ten or fifteen years if something is not done now to remedy this long-standing problem. Time and again throughout years I have heard people complain about quality of grammar and/or spelling of our graduates, let alone ability to create and write a good article, some reasonable website content or a passable essay.
Don't Let the Internet Overstimulate Your MindWritten by Jesse S. Somer
The Internet is an awesome tool, but be careful and aware that cloud of over stimulation doesn’t invade your mind.
It seems we have to become aware of a new problem that is starting to invade our modern, industrial society, that being problem of over stimulation. The Internet is an excellent tool but we have to remember that mind is most valuable tool imaginable. Some would argue that spirit or soul is of equal or more importance, I am not disagreeing with these people. The point that I am attempting to put forward for discussion is that although Internet is an excellent new medium that can affect nearly all aspects of life in a positive way, like all things in existence it too has a shadow side. Over stimulation of mind is a huge cloud in blue sky of consciousness.
Have you ever sat at your desk searching through Web for News information, then checking your emails with their accompanying attachments and links, and then doing general searches for random information? If you receive newsletters, or subscribe to blogs, you read these daily as well. The human mind is powerful, and scientists say that we only use an average of 10 % of it, but doesn’t that entail that we should be careful not to overload its present information processing capabilities?
I’ve read that in one New York Times newspaper there is more information to digest than one would have had to process in a whole lifetime of Shakespearean era. With advent of Internet we have more access to knowledge and opinion than ever previously. We have to be cautious my friends. I personally have had to come to realization that my spiritual, mental, physical and emotional health is of more importance than all other things in life. If I work too hard, or try to read too much, my mind starts to weigh down with all thoughts that are produced with each and every tidbit of communication that I take in. After a while I sometimes feel like there is a giant cloud inside my mind and I no longer feel confident to do daily activities that are required of me as a committed team player of our society.