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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

undo undo

i was writing some stuff on the blackboard today - the old fashioned teacher aid - when something strange happened.
i had written down 2 bullet points. when i realised that the second one was a mistake, i took the duster and erased it.
in my haste, i erased the first point as well.

immediately i was looking to slam the 'ctrl z' (undo) key.

what a habit.

7 comments:

Vanessa said...

happens...i wish there was ctrl-Z in real life too.

kbpm said...

I believe in the power of the black (or green) board. in writing the first point again, you reinforced it, and made it clearer in everyone's (including your own) head. Possibly, you rephrased it a bit as well, while at it, further adding to the learning. The board is power!

sameersampat said...

i'm sure ctrl-z blackboards are not all that far away.

csm said...

v - post posting, while discussing with others, i hear that there are many more who have the exact same urges :-)

kbpm - agree, writing is something i always recommend as the best way to clarify your thoughts and the board that way is way above ppt and LCDs.

ss - have you ever watched CNN and the analysis of the primary. this is the magic board
they use.

kbpm said...

aah the tablet PC hooked into a projector isn't good enough for you all? you write, CTRL-Z CTRL-C,V whatever... (I wouldn't, of course)

Vanessa said...

hey csm, belated birthday wishes..

csm said...

thank you thank you. i am 34. good day :-)