Hi from Andrew

F. Nietzsche's typewriter

This is an image of the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche’s typewriter. I always found the story of the effect his new typewriter had on his writing style a good example of the power of the technology to transform our thinking. I didn’t realize that Nietzsche was a technological determinist.

My name is Andrew Jevne. I currently work at a community college in Edmonton. Although my background is in online delivery, I am now a manager of recruitment and student financial aid. This is my ninth MET course and I expect to finish the program in the spring. It’s been a blast.

I can honestly say that this is one of the MET courses I have been most looking forward to taking. I think the analysis of the historical effect of changing communication tools on our thinking processes is fascinating.

I’m looking forward to working with everyone.

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9 Responses to Hi from Andrew

  1. Hello Andrew. WoW! almost done. Congratulations!

  2. Angela Novoa says:

    Hi Andrew, nice meeting you! Tus is for sharing this image, I did not know the Nietszche was a determinist. Looking forward to learn with you!

  3. ajevne says:

    Thanks Angela. This should be an interesting course.

  4. Lynette Manton says:

    Hi Andrew,

    I’m pretty sure we’ve met somwhere in MET? I’m from Edmonton myself (went to U of A) and most of my family is still there so I visit as often as I can. I, too, have really looked forward to this course!


  5. prattd1 says:

    Hi Andrew. I am also in Edmonton. Which college are you at and how are you enjoying teaching post-secondary?

  6. ajevne says:

    Hi Dennis,

    I work at NorQuest College. I’ve enjoyed my time in post-secondary – mostly teaching but now going other things. It’s quite interesting and with the clientele at norquest, you really feel like you’re making a difference sometimes.

    Where do you work?

  7. Gordana Jugo says:

    Hi Andrew, congrats!

    The story on Nietzsche’s typewriter is a great example of interrelations of humans and technology. Thanks for sharing!


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