Friday, October 28, 2011

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

In both the actual story and the movie interpretation, the main character Icabod Crane portrays different roles depending on the interpretation.  In the original story, he is a teacher who arrives in Sleepy Hollow to teach the local children, wandering through the town looking for a place to stay.  He encounters the headless horseman far later within the story, and ends up meeting his demise from the horseman.  In the movie, however, he is an investigator, trying to reshape the system of justice and law trials, making an effort to include reason and thought into the lacking process.  He travels to Sleepy Hollow to try to prove himself to his superiors.  He immediately encounters the horseman, encountering him numerous times, eventually helping demise of the horseman from the living world.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Digital vs. Print

In my opinion, Dustin won the pamphlet war, as he provided a stronger argument that took into account the various options that digital makes available.  Hannah, on the other hand, failed to provide a convincing argument from more than one vantage point, as well as including false information within her argument.  The digital era allows for multiple possibilities within any specific item, like books, allowing them to be interactive dictionaries, searches, and commentaries upon the text itself and items pertaining to it.  The print age is losing the race as digital become so much more readily accessible and referable.  In the end, the digital world will be like that of print, except it comes from a screen.