Fri February 17, 2012
By Danielle Lima
This week has been an incredibly fast one- I can’t believe it’s Friday already! I really need to start writing down what I do here every day… because come Friday… I do what I’ve been doing for the past 10 minutes or so… sitting here trying to remember what I did the last couple days… and drawing a complete blank. Maybe if I just start writing…
I’m here three times a week, and each morning I come in, my task is to post that day’s show to the web page. As I’ve explained before, this involves a few steps: come up with a headline, summary, and photo… edit the script for capitalizations, etc, and add links.
On Monday I got to write the first draft of a script for a segment on the use of multiple computer screens at a single desktop. I read an article about it and formulated my own questions based upon that, as well as some general questions about the use of multiple computer screens – its practicality, its purpose, etc. Because technology is a subject of interest for me, I had an easy time engaging in the story. I found this story particularly interesting because I feel like the overall trend is in downsizing the amount of hardware we need into an “all-in-one” device. The market investment nowadays seems to be in mobility and handheld devices. However, this multi-screen trend ignores the saying “less is more.”
The purpose of these multi-screens, as I learned, is for multi-tasking. A person will have, say, three monitors on their desk. One is for primary use… this is the one they’re doing “work” on. The second one may be for social media like Facebook or Twitter… or perhaps for a stock ticker and news webpage… and the third, for e-mail. The thought is that having access to everything in the sweep of an eye rather than toggling between tabs and screens on a single monitor, saves time and increases productivity. It also allows the person to stay on top of updates or new posts/e-mail. The catch is that… having a multi-monitor setup actually slows down your overall system… See!? This is pretty interesting. Well… I think so. If you think I’m a nerd, I completely understand… and I thank you.
At some other point during the week I got the chance to look for a “curate” segment. This was neat because I got to listen to a lot of interesting stories that could possibly be used on our show.
That’s kind of all I have to say… I’ve done a lot of helping out with various activities this week. Right now I’m about to take a stab at some audio editing. I’ll let you know how that goes ASAP.
By the way, I realize I’ve used an obnoxious amount of ellipses in this post.