Do you think you would read so well, or write so well, without the Internet?
I'm quite sure my literacy and comprehension skills continue to improve dramatically because of it. Information that would have taken me weeks to process in high-school I can now comprehend in hours, even minutes.
My spelling has never improved much. Perhaps a little. I've become more conscious of my use of punctuation; although I'm still not comfortable that I'm familiar with all its intricacies. ( I sure hope a semi-colon was appropriate there! ;)
Sometimes I feel like I owe a duty to the Internet, to release only 'finished work', worthy of publication. If that were my attitude, I'm quite sure I'd never write anything at all, for fear of being unable to complete it.
I like to think of my blog as a 'journey', not an 'end'. As a 'thought', more than a 'record'.
Don't you think it's odd that you would attempt to learn how to express yourself with a succession of finger movements over a plastic device placed in front of you?
Did you know that statistically each new generation becomes more intelligent than their predecessor? National IQ bell curves are adjusted up to compensate, apparently. ( I read that in a book: The Idiot's Guide to Psychology. In my defense, it was on sale for $5 at the train station. I taped over the title. I don't much like negative reinforcement. It was an interesting book though, if somewhat patronising. )
>>My spelling has never improved much. Perhaps a little. I've become more conscious of my use of punctuation; although I'm still not comfortable that I'm familiar with all its intricacies. ( I sure hope a semi-colon was appropriate there! ;)<<
The only time a semicolon is appropriate is when you are connecting two complete sentences with no connecting words. The only exception is that you may use conjunctive adverbs to connect your thoughts. The word "although" is primarily a conjunction but secondarily an adverb, so I guess we can let you slide just this once. ;)
However, "Perhaps a little." is a fragment.
Haha! Thanks. :)