032/2011 look into the future

032/2011 look into the future, originally uploaded by rosipaw.

Light reflected on a CD, creates an interesting display of spectral colours. A rather futuristic look, which is very apt today, as I spent most of the day brainstorming designs for the next phase of our renewed learning environment. Ideas about future schools look as fascinating as these colours, but, at the same time, it is very difficult to predict future needs. Investments in schools can never keep up with the present speed of change.

I wonder how long we will be using CDs anymore? During my, relatively short, career as a language teacher, I’ve already seen reel-to-reel tapes, audio cassettes and VHC videos disappear – what next?


4 Responses to “032/2011 look into the future”

  1. 1 Susan van Gelder
    February 4, 2011 at 03:00

    Nice capture – great colours. Change is fast and it’s hard to make decisions about purchases – you buy something and it is soon obsolete. It is part of being in a consumer based society. Change means money in someone’s pocket.

  2. 2 sinikka
    February 5, 2011 at 11:42

    So true, Susan! It’s getting to the point that, when it comes to technology, I’m very weary of buying anything, because I’m so concerned that the very next day, an improved model will be available.

  3. 3 stf
    February 5, 2011 at 21:27

    some primary schools I have taught at THIS year (2011) still have audio cassettes!

  4. February 5, 2011 at 21:48

    Seriously, Lorna? I once showed my students a cassette that I found at the back of a drawer in the classroom, and they didn’t know what it was!

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