My html

I made a html subdomain for thejota.com

html.thejota.com

below is the html code I made

<!DOCTYPE html>
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<div id="container" style="width:500px">

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<h1 style="margin-bottom:0;">Subdomian of TheJota.com</h1></div>

<p><b>Hi, My name is Jack Eaton and I have no idea what im doing :)</b></p>

<a href="http://www.thejota.com/">Go to my website right meow</a> 

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Steps I used to make this html subdomain for Thejota.com
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1. Read Jim's e-mail in its entirety and very carefully.<br>
2. Go to the link he provided us to get started. <a href="http://www.w3schools.com/">W3Schools</a><br>
3. Open up TextEdit on my Macbook<br>
4. Study W3Schools helpful advice<br>
5. Complain to your roommate that you're not a Computer science Major and you still have to do this.<br>
6. Eat some fresh baked cookies that the hot girl 3 doors down made you with an ice cold glass of milk.<br>
7. Do some motivational push ups.<br>
8. Play around with the code on W3Schools and have fun with it.
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Laws that choke creativity reflection

Larry Lessig blew my mind; twice. I watched this video two times in hope that the second time would allow me to grasp his concept of copyright issues along with a vision for reconciling creative freedom with marketplace competition. To be honest, he used words that I did not quite understand which made it kind of frustrating.

Anyways, one comment/statement in particular stuck in my mind from the video. Lessig said the tools of creativity are how our generation speaks, our generation thinks, and who our generation is. This got me thinking. What if there were no laws that restrict, hold back, hinder creativity? what if our generation had the full capabilities of this creative tool? I believe we as a society would be more advanced. I believe that these laws are holding people back from exploring what the future might bring us. If these laws are choking the tools of creativity, how we speak and think, it absolutely has to be choking the future of tomorrow.

Link to the video

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Creation and Comsumption videos

The first video, Jon Udell’s “Heavy Metal Umlaut” surprised me about how many times and how often a Wikipedia page is edited. One point in particular is when someone spammed the page with useless post of “SUCK COCKS” and then how it was removed almost instantly by a fellow editor. I also think this video could represent a good model on how the internet has evolved and is always growing. It started out with a small amount of information from one person and over time, people added their knowledge to make a “Web” of information.

The second video “The Machine is Us/ing Us” by Michael Wesch was unique. This video shows the significance of digital text and the potential it brings. Unlike writing on paper, digital text becomes something more malleable, unsettled, which can promote a creation of opportunities and where the hypertext carries the option of sharing and of a collaborative construction. Next, I thought it was fascinating to see the idea that we as a society have created a machine; a machine which we were supposed to use however, the machine is now using us.