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Are you literate? or illiterate? or ALLITERATE?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 22, 2010 by arehegold

The following definitions are Deron originals… bear with me:

Literacy – having the capacity of being able to read, understand, and comprehend manuscript.

Illiteracy – not being able to read, understand, and comprehend manuscript. (note you must be able to do all three to be considered fully literate)

Alliteracy -having the capacity of being able to read, understand, and comprehend manuscript but choosing not to.


After seeing my definitions of literacy, illiteracy, and alliteracy, which one are you?

If you read newspapers and books… If you go to plays and enjoy fine arts… if you enjoy educating yourself outside of the classroom, then you my friend are literate.

If you have trouble understanding pieces you read… If you have a hard time comprehending complex ideas when presented… if you lack as a critical thinker or just can’t read, unfortunately, you are illiterate.

If you watch CNN for more than 90% of your news…

If you prefer blockbuster movies/reality shows over theatrical works with a little more depth for entertainment…

If you only read books in class…

You are alliterate.

It’s fine… you can fix it… It doesn’t have to be permanent.

It can be treated with reading.



iphone vs. DROID?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 16, 2010 by arehegold

I went out looking for someone to talk to about their use of the DROID but i couldn’t find anyone that owned this phone.

Even during my time watching television i’ve rarely seen a commercial for this product.

This is where the iPhone has clearly trumped the DROID, a realm where no technology can save it.

Motorola does not have the financial power to promote this producte on the same scale as Apple so they may want to consider a brave partnership with a major cellular provider to make up for that absence i.e. iPhone & AT & T

the DROID can do it, it just needs someone to tell it that it can.
So with all the talk about Blackberry vs iPhone… I’ve seemed to forget another major factor in all of this…


I don’t know whether it’s the lack of OUTRIGHT advertisement or the absence of the device that have helped the DROID slip my mind.

Whatever the case… the DROID poses greater competition to the iPhone than any other phone on the market right now by default.

It is essentially the “bizzarro” version of the iphone.

It has all the same capabilties, including being able to sync with Apple software. It has a touch pad for those touchscreen haters out there.

And unlike the Blackberry, the DROID has a plethora of applications that can stand up against the overwhelming iPhone apps.