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Focus on what you need when you go online

PUBLISHED : Friday, 31 August, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 31 August, 2007, 12:00am

Almost every family in Hong Kong has a computer. Unlike books, information on the internet is updated daily, helping us to keep track of what's happening around the world.

Besides, if we made maximum use of online resources, we would not have to carry so many books to school. And this would mean less paper is used.

With a computer, we can also learn at home.

If we're sick and cannot go to school, we can get the information from the school website.

This is why I feel that learning online is better than relying on books. All students will benefit.

YOYO LAM Thanks for your letter, Yoyo. Offices and schools are moving towards a paper-free environment. Of course, there are times when it's better to read something on a page rather than on the screen, but on the whole a lot of paper can be saved by using a digital format.

I can't imagine life without a computer. There are no limits to accessing information online, but you do need to be careful about cyber-wandering. It's so easy to go online looking for a specific thing and then find yourself looking at something totally unrelated half an hour later. This problem has even been given a name: WWILF - What Was I Looking For. So long as you can control any tendency to WWILF, the internet is a great way of researching your assignments.

Kate, Editor


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