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Siri

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Siri

Is it just me who thinks that the new Siri app shows how lazy we’ve become? Or I guess maybe it shows how busy we’ve become? Work takes up a large percentage of people’s lives now and working days often consist of really early mornings and late nights with barely any relaxation time. So maybe there is a need for an app that can be used on the go and give us answers quickly? But is anyone really so rushed off their feet that they can’t stop for a few seconds to text someone or google the weather themselves, instead of speaking to a phone which will do it for them?! I mean, don’t get me wrong, it’s a great piece of intelligent technology and if I had the new iPhone I would most definitely use Siri, I just think it shows that new technology seems to be taking over somewhat and isn’t really necessary.

Although I will be the first to admit that I’d be lost without my phone, laptop and the TV, I don’t think I’ll be purchasing the iPhone 4S just yet. Watch this space though, I might warm to it if I ever become a high-flying business woman always on the go!

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The online world is now such a big part of most people’s lives- to be honest I feel I’d be lost without it! It’s a love/hate relationship though, because I often find myself sitting on Facebook or watching iPlayer for hours, wasting my day!

Anyway because of the fact the web is now so important for businesses and individuals I have decided to learn about the world of HTML and what it takes to actually build a website.

So I’m starting with the very basics, using simple sources from the Internet to teach me and help me to understand what it’s all about. I know there are many web design jobs out there at the moment due to more and more people developing their online presence so thought I’d investigate and see if it was something I’d be interested in! If I do enjoy it, maybe I’ll do a course and see where that takes me. It’s a good way to spend my time, rather than moping about being unable to find a better job!

I’ve been told this book is quite good so will add it to the christmas list:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Teach-Yourself-Hours-Coverage-Yourself/dp/0672330970/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1321866088&sr=8-1

These websites have been helpful so far:

http://www.html.net/tutorials/html/lesson1.php

http://www.w3schools.com/html/html_links.asp

http://www.activejump.com/g.shtml

If you just type ‘HTML’ in google loads of stuff comes up.

So far I’ve just created a simple web page with a background and a few headings and paragraphs.

I also managed to create links to this blog and a link so people can email me. It’s quite nice to see the final product coming together and all created just using a simple programme that comes on your computer! So here it is- my first attempt at a web page (not exactly inspiring content yet but it’s a work in progress!):