Why I Shouldn't Bring my Computer to Class
I think I need to talk myself out of taking notes on my laptop. I spend way too much time on the internet, looking at things that I don't need to look at (not porn). In fact, I am in class right now. I'm not listening at all and sometimes I block things out so thoroughly that I really have no idea what's going on for a solid thirty minutes. Here are the pros and cons of having my computer in class with me.
1. Taking notes is so much faster. I get all the information I need as quickly as I need it. I don't have to waste precious, precious paper to write out a bunch of unnecessary notes that I will inevitably throw away the second after the final. This way, I can just put my notes in the trash, quick and easy (you can't recycle on a computer, they should call it the recycling bin to increase awareness of recycling and nitpicking.)
2. I can carry my computer instead of several notebooks. It's cleaner and lighter and takes up less room. Also,
1. I spend an ungodly amount of time on: facebook, digg, and somethingawful. I become a bigger nerd every day. It's an addiction. I get to the point where when I actually have to take notes, I consider it an inconvenience and an interruption of more important work.
2. I check my email every 5.3 seconds. I never have new emails. I become depressed.
3. I spent an entire 2 hours reading wikipedia articles on Salman Rushdie and whatever links off of his entry.
4. I talk to Kamran too much and I say things that are either mean but joking("I hate you"), don't make any sense ("poooooooooop"), or just things that are boring or useless ("yeah.") He puts up with me.
5. I think people might see what I'm looking at or writing, and even though it's normal stuff, it makes me uncomfortable.
6. My computer is slow and takes forever to start up. It also takes up my whole damn desk. I need room for my pencil. I might need it.
I thought of way more cons, but I'm pretty sure I'm going to continue taking my computer to class. It's just so much more fun to read digg than listen to whatever the hell my teacher is talking about. We'll see what my test grades are to see the real answer.