Some small joys in life never get old. Wireless Internet
is one of these things. My school (University of Virginia
) has adopted an initiative to extend the wireless network
to the entire campus
to be exact). While I respect it from a technological standpoint, I question it from a student
's standpoint. What possible benefit can this innovation really have? How much useful information is there on the Internet?
I shouldn't complain, though. I'm the only one with a laptop in this entire 500 person lecture, and even if I wasn't, I doubt the others would be sufficiently equipped. Speaking of this lecture, it's History of Jazz, a seemingly interesting and exciting class that we should all "feel very lucky to be able to take it," since "ten years ago this class wouldn't exist." Well, I think it sucks. Dissecting an such an emotional form of expression really ruins the feeling. Making sweeping generalizations about jazz by pointing out specific examples cheapens the performers' creative expression.
Luckily this is my last day in this class. In fact, I'm only sitting in here for the Internet connection. When jazz becomes equivolent to classical in the mind of youth, blame this class and others like it.