Technology is everywhere. It impacts all sectors of our lives; public and private. There isn’t one sector modern life that does not come into interaction with technology. For the past ten years, I have worked in many fields of technology – from information technology to instructional technology. From supporting the implementation of technology in the user field to helping institutions and their employees make the most of technology in their respective endeavors. In the end, it should be a means to an end and not a means unto itself.

The Internet has proven to be a truly life-changing innovation, in that it has permanently altered the way that most human beings are able to access and process information. From my first experiences with the Web I have wanted to be a part of it. Taking elements of my design background, I find the Internet to a unique and constantly changing media to try to design for. From the first days of the Web with blink tags and repeating GIF backgrounds to more recent advances like XHTML, CSS, dynamically-driven Web sites and more, the technology that drives the Internet continues to grow and change. Keeping pace with this can be a daunting task, even for those who work in the field on a daily basis. My role has always been to help others understand technology and how it can be better used to serve their purposes.

Here you will find course notes on classes that I teach in technology as well as feedback, personal experiences as well as a bit of philosophy on technology in how it’s being used and the impact it has on us. I hope you enjoy your browsing and come back often.

Marc Manley
October 29th, 2008 – Philadelphia