I’ll admit it; As a CS/IS major, I came into this class nervous that exploring common technology topics, such as AI or the sharing economy, would be a review for me. Boy was I wrong. My grandpa, a previous Economics professor, always used to ask me if any of my classes allowed us to discuss topics, rather than just furiously scribbling in an attempt to absorb everything that a professor taught us while lecturing.
Let’s take a step back to the first day of class, when we all heard Professor Kane’s speech about how this class is a lot of work, it’s not an easy A, you need to tweet, and blog, and comment, and present, and okay you get it. I think a lot of people were like:But the rest of us we’re like:And I’m glad we had that attitude instead of the other (no offense to the 15 people who dropped the class). This class has been a whole new learning experience for me. It’s like learning my ABC’s all over again.
Happy December! It’s officially #Christmas season, which means Michael Bublé officially comes out of hiding for the season and blesses us all with his beautiful voice. In light of the Holiday season, I thought it would be fun to summarize common themes that I learned throughout the semester and some final concluding thoughts on #IS6621 with some cheerful tunes. If you listen closely to the lyrics of this classic Christmas duet, you’ll soon realize how borderline creepy the narrative is.
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