Obama: iPods, iPads, Xboxes Y PSs Convierten Información En Distracción (EN)

President Obama, no stranger to critical commentary on the Xbox 360 and video games, has turned his sights on iPods and iPads, arguing in a Hampton University commencement address that the devices turn information into a «distraction.»

The full quote and commentary from over at Huffington Post:

«You’re coming of age in a 24/7 media environment that bombards us with all kinds of content and exposes us to all kinds of arguments, some of which don’t always rank that high on the truth meter,» he told the students. «And with iPods and iPads, and Xboxes and PlayStations — none of which I know how to work — information becomes a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment, rather than a tool of empowerment, rather than the means of emancipation. So all of this is not only putting pressure on you; it’s putting new pressure on our country and on our democracy.»


Como siempre muchas personas se han ido por el lado extremista, ya que han asumido que la palabra “distracción” a la que se refería Obama tenía una connotación negativa. Hace un tiempo ya que Obama se declaro adicto a su Blackberry, por lo que entiendo que se refería a que a veces nos dejamos envolver entre tanta información que no tomamos el tiempo para desconectarnos. Como estudiantes, usualmente donde más se pierde tiempo es utilizando todos estos gadgets.

Quizás ese es su mensaje, que aprendamos a desconectarnos y concentrarnos en las cosas que realmente importan.

Espaguetada De Cables (EN)

Most computer peripherals used today are connected by cables. These cables are difficult to place in an orderly manner and tend to entwine with one another.

The Fork is a product that takes an everyday USB or mouse cable and transforms the appearance. Picture a messy plate of spaghetti neatly twisted onto a fork placed above a layer of cream sauce right before it is ready to be eaten. The Fork creates a similar picture with any cable. However, the white iPod and iPhone cables look exceptionally well with this product.

The profits made from this product are used to benefit causes for children in need.
One item provides to children one meal from an international organization.