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Technology and Communication for Men and Women

Here's a little bit of a funny take on communication technology for you this fine Friday Funny Day.  The following are tv commercials for Verizon and Motorolla's Droid Razr.  Notice the stark contrast in how mother/daughter and father/son react to graduation and moving away.  Here is the original Mother/Daughter commercial.  Later on, Verizon got some complaints and changed the commercial so that it didn't need subtitles.  I'm not sure what the complaint was or why the change, but in my humble opinion, the original was much funnier.  Here is the Father/Son commercial, also with subtitles.  Nobody complained there.  What do you think of the commercials?  Why do you think the original Mother's Day commercial was changed?  Why do you think the...

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Graduation Speeches

It's that time of year when a young college student's fancy turns to nostalgia as they pass from undergraduate academia into the "real world" or go on to even higher education.  And it's that time of year when parents attend graduation ceremonies, wade through the pomp for the circumstance of seeing their child walk across the stage and receive their hard-earned diploma. For us, that moment was last week.  First a little background and some crow.  When Kelsey was in 5th grade, we started homeschooling her.  Most of my relatives were concerned because they were sure she would never get into a good college.  Strangers shared their concern that she'd never be "socialized." Well, not only did she graduate (double...

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