Remember that really cool kid in school? The one who was a year or two older than you? You admired this kid, and wanted to be friends... and sometimes you were. Other times, well, there were older, cooler kids around. And you went unnoticed, or worse. You never knew quite what to expect.
This is how I feel about
I love technology. I can do amazing things because of technology. But technology does not always love me back. In fact, it's rather indifferent towards me. Sometimes it works perfectly, and my lesson goes smoothly, and all is right with the world.
Other times, everything goes wrong. A beautifully planned and practiced lesson has to be scrapped while I scramble to find an alternate way to teach the content.
So back to that kid in school. There's a word for that. (In my world, there's always a word for any "that") Here it is:
One could say that kid in school was mercurial. One could even venture to say that a computer, or an iPad, or a Smart Phone is mercurial. But then one would be doing something. And there's a word for that, too:
Let's see if I can use these words correctly. I want to sound educated and well read (there are other words for that, but that's for another day). Here we go:
"When I anthropomorphize my computer, I say that it is a mercurial PooPooHead."
Do you agree? Let me know!