I wrote a paper

And it’s cool.

It’s taken me a while to release this, I had been waiting for certain ducks to line up, some have aligned, however while the rest are waiting, it’s time to be a bit excited and share it.

I also had to stop my wife from stealing my keyboard, for some reason she is really annoying today, but also very cute and sexy.

Honestly the paper is a little boring in that it’s all about the way we use technology, the way that’s changes over time and that for some organisations the catch up is slow.

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Welcome to the collaboration era

The demand and importance on uploads in the post browsing internet era.

The internet rose as a great universal platform for sharing information simply. A paper, a video or an image could be hosted and then browsed/downloaded and be enjoyed from a far. For many of us the idea of browsing online is a common idea. We’ve been given assignment, we’ve researched through online browsing, written assignments and so on. We’ve jumped onto the news and read the daily headlines. We’ve jumped onto Netflix and binged on all kinds of TV series.

To many of us to date this is the reality of the internet; it is asynchronous, that is we receive a majority of the content and contribute little back the other way. Since the adoption of broadband and this typical use, it is no surprise that most connections to the internet are also asynchronous. We often see internet providers offering ADSL 20/1, perhaps cable 100/5 and so on. (download = first number/upload = second number)

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Am I that one?

This past week has been inspiring for many as we witnessed Lady Gaga win the Oscar for Best Original song. She won the award for her popular song ‘Shallow’. Throughout the media the fanfare has seen coverage of the award reach all over the world. Further, this excitement has been celebrated that much more due to her speech which many feel to be even more inspiring, epic, encouraging, and hopeful. 

One notable part of her acceptance speech resonated with one and all.

 “And if you are at home, and you’re sitting on your couch and you’re watching this right now, all I have to say is that this is hard work. I’ve worked hard for a long time, and it’s not about, you know…it’s not about winning. But what it’s about is not giving up. If you have a dream, fight for it. There’s a discipline for passion. And it’s not about how many times you get rejected or you fall down, or you’re beaten up. It’s about how many times you stand up and are brave and you keep on going. Thank you!”

Just listening to these words, seeing the media coverage and celebration, I want in and with such words being said…. I can be like that too!! And the secret as Lady Gaga has revealed to us all, we have to work hard and not give up. 

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