According to a report from the Digital Future Project in the U.S.,the overall Internet access has risen to its highest level in the last four years;about three-quarters of Americans go online. The number of hours online continues to increase---rising to an average of 12.5 hours per week---the highest level in the study so far. What do people do online?Both very experienced users and new users spent by far the largest percentage of their time online dealing with e-mails,followed by general Web browsing,work at home for their jobs,reading news,etc.In terms of who are online,the report reveals that three quarters of the Internet users are aged 55 and under.Are you an Internet user?If yes,how long are you online each week?How do you connect the Internet?What do you gain by using it?If not,why not?What do you miss by not using it?
What we cannot afford to lose
We cannot lose innovation
There is a wonderful word which expresses the most original motions and desires among human-beings. With solving any kind of imperfections, our world has moved ahead. This is the word “innovation” that we cannot afford to lose.
We chicaned every detail of the innovation. Thousands years before, we created fire when we took a stone to knock another one. Since Han Dynasty, four great inventions had been created and it is one of the greatest signs that China become to the ancient civilized country. And nowadays, thousands of software, products, architectures and public facilities have upgraded more than that about 100 years ago. So how did these happen? What will you do if you are not satisfied with your tools anymore? What will you do if old mode cannot afford to develop in a company? There is no doubt that we should innovate no matter where we are and what we do. Not because of the design itself, but actually for its intended purpose.
If there was no Apple, everyone could not imagine how to contact others easily and enjoy a better Internet surfing.
If there was no Microsoft, perhaps we still worked in a dim office and duplicate some troublesome documents. If there was no Newton, and no theory of gravity, maybe I will win the Nobel Prize like Newton rather than just standing here. I have heard that three apple changed the world. The first one seduced Eve. The second one awakened Newton. The third one was in the hands of Steve Jobs. We sort of think the innovation of the world began with apple. I imagine lots of people want to become another Newton or Jobs right now with just one hand to change the world, right? Have the innovation to follow your heart. It somehow already reflects what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
Via questioning, we can start to innovate. Via innovating, we can start to create better lives. No innovation, no improvement. No improvement, no success. And no success, no civilization. Now, our time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life! Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice! Don't let yourself down! It is the innovation that we cannot afford to lose!
Tradition and innovation
Nowadays traditional music seems having been fogotten by the young. Few teenagers prefer to listen to traditional music rather than take a long time to learn and study it. Peking opera used to be popular among the Chinese. However, if someone whose age is about 18 sings Peking opera at classroom today, I’m afraid he might be laughed at. Dose the traditional music get out of modern life? Absolutely not! What we need is just a little piece of innovation. The song “qian li zhi wai” singed by Jay combines the tradition Chinese style with pop elements perfectly. Besides, Gangnam Style is now so hot that a number of famous stars speak highly of it. The horse riding is simple, but the horse riding dance is not simple at all. It is the reason why Gangnam Style is widely accepted by so many fans immediately, and has been the top 1 of UK singles chart.
In total, we need to treat traditional music in a proper and different way, and breakthrough must be taken towards it. Innovation is like a red flower among the green grasses. Though it is just a point, the effects may beyond our imagination.