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The Difference Between “Sweet” and “Are You Serious???”

A few years ago, I was given a pair of those amazing Bose Quiet Comfort 2 noise-reduction headphones for my birthday. They were one of the best presents I had ever been given and I got an amazing amount of use out of them.

Bose Quiet Comfort 2 Noise Reduction Headphones

After owning them for about 18 months, I fell victim to someone’s sticky fingers and I found myself actually sick to my stomach that such a great gift was gone in an instant. I was determined to replace that wonderful piece of equipment as soon as was possible.

About the time I was ready to make the purchase, I read a review of a new product that was comparable to those wonderful Bose headphones that I had lost. These new headphones, the Auvana X-Fi, were produced by Creative Labs, a company whose products I had come to trust and rely on for over 10 years, as they are the producer of the extremely popular “Sound Blaster” series of audio components for computers. They’ve always been a reliable and well made product.

Creative Labs Aurvana X-Fi Noise Reduction Headphones

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The Bird is the Word?

I’ve been watching Larry King as they discuss this phenomenon called “Twitter” and “Tweeting.”

I opened a Twitter account back in February (@JettStar) just to see what was there and I just didn’t get it. Even after all the conversations on the news about the power of Twitter, I’m still at a loss as to how Twitter is “changing the world.”

The whole expansion of the Internet universe is really quite an amazing thing. When I first was introduced to the online experience, there were two areas that I frequented. One was America Online and the other was the IRC – the Internet Relay Chat…the original chat system that was developed for communication between educators and universities worldwide to share information in a real-time environment.

Somehow that system became the foundation for social networking online, and I am glad to say that I was a part of that. Things have rapidly evolved, expanded, mutated and advanced in “cyber-space” that the old tools are barely recognizable, much like vinyl records and 8-track and cassette tapes have become in the world of CD, DVD and Blu-Ray.

I hope that as I get older, I can keep up with all the latest and greatest stuff, but I think I am starting to see how my own parents were feeling when us kids were introducing them to video games, walkmen, and digital music.

Before I know it, typing this blog on my laptop computer will be obsolete and ancient as we move to artificial intelligence and communication by brain wave…it could happen!