"Everything is held together with stories. That is all that is holding us together, stories and compassion."
Monday, March 3, 2014
SOLSC #3: If I Were in Charge of Machines
Today I join my fellow bloggers in "serving up a slice" to the March SOLSC sponsored by Two Writing Teachers.
When I become queen for a day, there are two default settings that I would change. The business dictionary provides this definition of default setting - controls of a computer hardware or software (or of a device, equipment, or machine) as preset by its manufacturer. Some types of default settings may be altered or customized by the user.
Every time I stand at the copy machine and program the 3-hole punch, I wonder why the 3-hole punch isn't the default setting. Given that almost everything copied for classroom use needs a 3-hole punch, think of the time savings gained when a building full of teachers doesn't have to program in the 3-hole punch.
Book searches in our library catalog default to keyword. How often do you search for a book by keyword? I search by title or author most of the time. So I must always remind myself to switch the setting to one of those instead of keyword. I know these are minor irritations in the big scheme of world problems, but wouldn't it be fun to alter the default settings to align with our own wishes?
Since good things come in threes, I'm sure there's a third default setting that I would love to change, I just can't remember it right now. How about it? What default setting would you change if you were queen of the world or programmer for a day?