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BĂ©atrice Coron: Stories cut from paper

Did you think this was a good public talk?
It was a very good and interesting public talk, it’s a rare skill/talent, you don’t see very often.
What did you like about it?
She was very detailed on her work, on how she started paper cutting and the little presentation she gave on how she starts working on her paper cutting work. I also like that she has very interesting artwork around cities especially on the New York City Subway Train Stations. Her entrance was very eye catching with her paper robe.
What didn’t you like about it?
NONE, I liked every second of the presentation.
What was its purpose?
I like that she mention that it took her like 8 years, because she was rejected to begin with. I would say that the purpose is that it is never too late to pursue your dream. Also that story can be told by paper cutting, and not only by books, movies, etc…


What is plagiarism?
Plagiarism is simply when you take other people work and give it in as if it was your own. For example, when you are giving and explanation about a certain topic, you must rewrite in your own words the information that you got, or if you are going to quote you must give credit to where and whom you got the information.
What is the City Tech policy about academic honesty?
Academic dishonesty in City Tech is not allowed, if you plagiarize on your work there will be certain outcomes such as:
• suspended from the school
• you will be expelled
• you can get an automatic letter grade F
• You might get a reduced grade
Why shouldn’t you plagiarize?
The main reason why you shouldn’t plagiarize well, it make you look like a cheater, it’s unethical, it doesn’t make you trustworthy person. You will fail to your moral values.

Good Website V.S Bad Website

Good Website:

The apple website is a good website, for so many reasons. To begin with it is perfectly well laid out; it has an easy accessible navigable layout. Everything is in perfect order, with the main menu on the top of the webpage giving you access to other parts of the webpage. You can spot out the search bar from miles away; a search bar is always an important tool for most website, containing a lot of information. Colors of the webpage play a big role how on successful the webpage could be; it has the perfect combination of colors that are light to our eyes, very easy to read. The apple webpage also has a lot of visuals that are well organized in their categories.


Bad Website:

This website is a very horrible website. This website has no layout at all to begin with. There should be a main menu on the top of the webpage to show you  county jobs; city government jobs, New York State Government jobs. There is no color in it at all  in the entire page. There is no search bar at all. Also there is no option on how to contact the owner of the page, or a support tag. All the text in the webpage is underlined; I don’t think that such a good thing.

New iPhone Conceals Sheer Magic

New iPhone Conceals Sheer Magic


Informative Abstract:

The iPhone 4S new upgrades make the phone better version than previous identical iPhone 4. It comes with a better and faster processor chip, the camera’s megapixel increased; it has speech recognition now acting as a personal assistant, and it is now accessible through other carriers beside AT&T

Descriptive Abstract:

Apple’s new mobile phone the IPhone 4S, was upgraded with four new enhancements, it come equipped with a better camera, processor chip, with speech recognition, and it is now accessible via other carriers.

Executive Abstract:

The iPhone 4S come equipped with four new upgrades which make the phone much better than previous identical iPhone 4. It comes with the same processor that the iPad 2 has, which is double the speed of the previous iPhone 4 processor chip. The camera is 8.0 megapixels compared to the 5.0 megapixels the iPhone 4 had and it records HD videos in 1080 p resolution. The IPhone 4S is now a world phone, you can buy an iPhone from Sprint, Verizon, or AT&T, is more accessible for consumers. Speech recognition is the last upgrade the IPhone 4S come with, it’s an awesome idea, being able to communicate with your phone verbally is a plus.  With speech recognition your phone is like your secretary or personal assistant.

The Power of Taking the Big Chance (Article Summary)

The Power of Taking the Big Chance

Steve Jobs was an innovator in the technology field; he was the captain of product design and always pushed his team to the most extreme in order to produce better quality ideas to satisfy consumers. He is the reason why Apple is Apple today; he made apple products desirable to consumer, from desktops, laptops, iPods and mobile phone. Jobs was always pushing his ideas and thinking about the consumer, when in 2007 just six weeks before the introduction of the iPhone he made his team come up with a new design. Jobs argumentations was that the face of the iPhone would to be glass instead of plastics because plastics get scratch easily and would a flaw of design for the users of the phone.

During Job’s absence in the Apple Company, Jobs created NeXT in 1985, a computer company that was technologically advanced for the given time but not a success commercially wised. The World Wide Web was created on a NeXT computer. NeXT target was education and business. NeXT computer where very expensive for that market at that time, NeXT software is Apple’s core operating system today. Job’s would recognize any mistakes even if they were his mistakes, if he was proved wrong he would embrace that he is wrong. Money for Steve Jobs was not the main motivation for work, because he loved what he did at work, you know what they say; find something you love to do and you will never work again.

Taking the credit, without earning it.

My boss gave me credit for a project on which a colleague did most of the work. Should I accept the praise?
If I were to be in a situation like this, I personally would not accept the full credit for the project. Why? Well because mainly it is not the right thing to do, its wrongdoing/unethical, and you know what they say about karma. It could lead to some serious consequence on a future day, for example; I accept the full credit for the given project, and then my colleague would get mad at me which he has the right to; he then would approach the boss and explain to him that he was the one who actually did most of the work. He shows him enough evidence to back up his claim, and next thing you know I could get fired, have a record for fraud, stealing other ideas, I might not even be able to get a job a good job because of that on a future day.
Another reason of why I wouldn’t accept the full credit for the project is because well, I wouldn’t be able to sleep at night.It would make me a miserable person. Small things like this could change a person for its entire life, you could get bad luck for a long period of time, you know what they say don’t do to others what you don’t want to be done to you. So to be more specific i wouldn’t take full credit but i would state i did some work, but my colleagues are the real reason the project was done. To me this demonstrate leadership in some way(Honesty).

Apple VS Orange

Edwanny Soto 9-13-2011

I have an orange. I really like oranges. You have an apple. Convince me to trade.
Well Apples come in all color like red, green, yellow or golden apple and oranges well they are only one color. Apples are more famous than orange in the fact that you can make different apple pies out of apples for example sour cream apple pie, apple crumb pie, and oranges well there not that many dishes you or better said appetizer with oranges. Apples are more famous than orange because an apple is known to be the Forbidden fruit that Adam and Eve ate. Apples do not do not upset acid reflux like oranges do. You don’t have to peal an apple in contrast to an orange you have to peal it.