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Friday, December 08, 2006

A reaction to the "BAROK GENERATION"...

I just read this post from mcoy.blogspot.com on language misuse by the younger generation today. Click on the link then come back here for my reaction below...


Yes, that's a big problem with this new generation. It's not just the skewering of the language that's alarming, it's the lack of common courtesy.

Some of the time, I get e-mails from students asking me about komiks or illustration requesting for some info for their research. But they don't even find the time to be courteous enough to write the letter properly. I'm sure Gerry Alanguilan has had some experience with this, too.

Come on, people, is it so hard to hit the shift button so that every sentence starts with a capital letter? Or even to spell out words so they don't come out in "txt speak?"

Plus, this generation has been so used to everything coming to them on a silver platter. "Hey, give me some info!" "Wala sa internet, eh!"... My God... Use your feet! Write with your hands! Bring a notepad (or a laptop, if you like) and go out there and research! Go to libraries! Interview people face to face! Everything is NOT on the internet, or on Wikipedia.

I don't want to sound like an old codger, but this is the truth.

3 comments:

Josel Nicolas said...

I agri on dat to, ser. :D

kc said...

reno,

early 90s ganyan na ang attitude ng ibang kabataan. may mga bagong pasok sa kumpanya na parang payayamanin nila ang opisina o kumpanya kung umasta.
may mga estudyante na sila pa ang magsasabi ng oras ng kanilang availability para mainterbyu ka. hello!
kahit mga practicum ngayon iba ang ugali. nakaupo na ako sa chair ko, pag-alis ko para mag-cr lang, pagbalik ko nakuha na at siya ang naupo.
baka naman ang mga kolehiyo ang kulang sa orientation sa kanilang mga estudyante.
o talaga lang iba na ang panahon ngayon.
tamad na ako sa mga ganyang interview at pagtutuwid sa mga bata sa mga bagay na dapat nilang gawin. talaga sigurong tumatanda na ako.
on the other hand, pag pretty, model-type, tisay ang lalapit para mag-interview kay Tito KC, why not! sagot ko pa ang snack... and they can stay in my office as long as they want! use my laptop, iha... the net, everything. the CR is just right there. :)
gawain mo rin 'yan, reno... 'wag kang tatanggi!
btw, pahiram ng mga jokes mo ha? lagay ko sa songhits.

-kc

Reno said...

kc, lagay mo lang jokes sa songhits. Libre naman yan forwarded lang sa email.

Josel... kaya ikaw, huwag kang tutulad sa mga contemporaries mo. Masay ako at isa ka sa mga magagalang na nakausap kong kabataan sa panahon ngayon.