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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Six-year olds confirm: megabyte obsolete
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This afternoon I gave my Exaflood presentation to 40 six-year olds. My daughter Annie's first-grade class has been engaged in a six-week unit on "communication."

I did the history of the Internet, how the Internet works, lasers and fiber, computer languages, binary -- ones and zeroes -- all that. I taught them about bits and bytes and then asked if anyone had heard of a kilobyte.

Anyone, anyone? Nothing.

How about a megabyte? Anyone, anyone? Nope.

One more try. Does anyone know what a gigabyte is? Twenty hands shoot up in the air!

"Gigabytes are in iPods!!!!" several students shouted.

Mere megabytes are dead. Long live the Exaflood.

posted by Bret Swanson @ 7:33 PM | Innovation

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Kids are funny! It is amazing how things have changed and the younger generations growing up with technology are just light years ahead of their parents.

Posted by: Blue Ridge Mountains Cabins For Sale at March 19, 2008 7:29 AM

A wise man said "Know your audience".

First grade class are like learning machines they are in love with school and are learning new things everyday. I actully think you can tell the kind of student your child will be by this particular year. My son years ago had a over achiever teacher in first grade and she taught the whole years curriculum by Xmas break and went onto second grade by the end of the year. She showed the parents that the children are anxious to learn and please and I think gave him a great foundation for school and the learning process. What can I say he is 26 and owns his own company and building a custom home. He is a focused individual. This teacher also like parent involvement and teaching life experiences as well.

Posted by: Port Orange FL Real Estate at March 20, 2008 7:26 AM

You know how they have bring your child to work day. Sometimes I think they should have bring your parent day. If we ever followed our kids througout a whole day we probably be surprised how tech savy they are.

Thats why I love vacation rentals when we can all kick back and relax and they can show me what all they have learned on the computer and interests they have.

Posted by: Cheap Hotels at March 22, 2008 8:34 AM

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