Wednesday, May 03, 2006

After receiving a clue on the T101 website, I find it amazing how I can check numerous websites in trying to decipher and depict the meaning of the clue. Matching 4 different pictures, with a newspaper title and a specific date sounds very out there, however nothing can't be found to compare these images on the internet. I have checked google, google, images, law firm sites, congress sites, government sites, etc. I am bound to find the hints to these clues online. The fact that I can type in different codes and connect such images and items, is astonishing. If it weren't for the invention of not only computers but the internet a lot more effort in terms of the library would be involved in figuring out this question.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Due to new technology in today's world, I now don't have to wait for my home town team, the Boston Red Sox to play on nationally televised games. With the invention of MLB.tv courtest of major league baseball.com, I am now able to follow my team throughout their 162 game schedule in all areas of the country. No matter what time of day they are playin, whether it be a 1pm start a 7pm start or a 10pm start, I can catch the Red Sox game with the click of a button. It is simply amazing that I am able to do this because I am nowhere near the locally broadcastes New England Sports Network. I am currently in Bloomington, Indiana and we are lucky to even get WGN from Chicago on our televisions. Technology has been impressing me for the past few years and I can only imagine what is to come in the near future.

Monday, May 01, 2006

The Boston Red Sox needed their old catcher back from the San Diego Padres. Today, May 1st, GM Theo Epstein made a call to SD to acquire Doug Mirabelli to play in tonights game vs the Yankees. Doug was arranged to get on the next flight out to Boston. He arrived in Boston at 7pm this evening and made it to Fenway Park by 7:12 pm in time for the 7:13 start to play in the game tonight. I find it amazing that something like this was able to be done. If anyone has been in Boston, they know it isn't humanly possible to go from Logan Airport to Fenway in under 15 minutes. Due to technology and the information world, people were able to figure out a way to beat the system and get Doug to the game.

Sunday, April 30, 2006

After driving a total of 17 hours to come to Bloomington, from Boston, Massachusetts I find it amazing that an online map can route out directions for a trip. Knowing I have to make the trip back home this coming weekend, all I needed to do was type in two simple addresses into Mapquest.com and up comes a list of directions for me to follow to return to my home. It is amazing how quick and easy it is to travel on the roads of the United States these days. Its almost as if everyone has access to a personal navigation system due to the internet. Along with the list of directions comes a scaled out map of the directed route along with phone numbers and listings of restaurants and hotels in the areas travelled. The internet has truly made travelling easier for citizens not only in the US but worldwide.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

After an amazing concert by Bubba Sparxx this past Saturday evening, my brother interviewed him for a magazine article. He came to bloomington to play at AEPi, a fraternity on campus and played an amazing show that put Little 500 2006 to a close. He got back to his LA home and today he got a call from a free lance writer in NY, my brother. Questions were asked about what he thought of the campus, little 5, the girls, the fraternity, etc. Overall, the use of internet, and phones allowed my brother to contact Bubba's publicist to get a phone interview for the magazine my brother writes for.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

The Sprint company recently announced a new way for mobile subscribers to send text messages to landline users. Customers now do not need to sign up for any additional service or do anything differently. Customers simply send a text message as they normally do, and if it is sent to a landline number the recipients phone will ring and text is read as voice message. Landline recipients can then choose to respond with pre-definied text messages or a voice message. Text to Landline is available to all subscribers with two-way messaging enabled phones.

Monday, April 10, 2006

Multivisions was an extremely informative presentation by numerous professionals in the Communications profession. Listening to stories from people such as Mike Conway, Bob Roberts, Jo Hren, Stacia Matthews, Don Fischer, and Neil White, made me very interested in getting myself into the profession. It really motivated me to get involved in the area of Telecommunications because these influential individuals enjoy what they do and truly excel at it. Don Fischer was probably the most influential to me only because my major is Sport Communication. IT was interesting listening what he has done in his career to get to where is it at here at Indiana University.