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This shall be my last post as a blogger for our ICT class of the U.P. College of Law this 2nd semester, 2010-11. I do not intend to be sentimental or melodramatic; I just want to make this count as a last post, more like a matter of summary or "closing statement."
First, I thank our professors for conducting an exciting class and for sharing with us their ideas on the dynamics of law and technology. I have gained valuable insight from their presentations, our class discussions, and the video features that I will not have encountered otherwise. More broadly, with the relevance of technology increasing by the day, I'm sure that the issues I've learned in class about SMEs, convergence, the digital divide, intellectual property, and cybercrime among others will come in handy when the need for it arises.
Second, I like to discuss the application of what I've learned. I like to always keep in mind the lessons learned in class so that when our time comes as future law and policy makers or legal practitioners, we can decide and act accordingly. A deeper understanding of how ICT and law interplay gives us a headstart in dealing with the many issues of the modern world like the digital divide, internet fraud, and child pornography. This way, the future of how our society handles issues on law and ICT will envision a brighter side with equipped leaders who know the facts, the issues, and have a feel of the moral fiber.
Last, at the end of the day, it is my hope that all the posts I've made are not just merely blogs that occupy net space. I hope they can be considered "blogging with a purpose." On my first blog dubbed "Acquiring Netizenship," I endeavored to be "responsible, accurate, effective , ethical, and (hopefully) entertaining." Whether I've accomplished those ends, I don't know. But what I'm sure of is that this blogging experience has given me (or forced??) a sense of discipline to put in 17 blogs every Wednesday night (in time for Thursday submission). More importantly, I enjoyed this constant interface with the net, doing research and trying to explore some creative knack in writing that I may possibly have. I had fun in the process, and that's all that matters.
As with all things in life, this too shall pass. This is Rich, blogger on law and ICT, now signing off.
Richmund C. Sta. Lucia, Post #17