On Broken Shit

The university I am at this summer is Turkey’s, if not the Middle East’s, leading technical university. Perhaps the prestige had bright about a curse of sorts. For instance:

I have personally witnessed the death of two washing machines, one of which was violent and messy. On top of this, out of the four washers and three dryers available to the men to use, two washers and one dryer work.
We have had the wifi break on us several times, the latest of which was due to a fire and we were internet-less for five days.
The international phone works roughly 2/5 of the time.
We are currently on day three of having no hot water in our dorms.
The computer room in our dorm has four computers. When we arrived, two worked. Now one works.

This has definitely forced me to realize how much I rely on technology to live my life. So thats good. But at the same time it seems odd that a school full of technical students would have the number of issues it does.


About Josh Wolf

I am a huge fan of life in it's entirety. Luckily for me, I study the field of communications, which just so happens to cover anything I want it to.
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2 Responses to On Broken Shit

  1. In America a popular high school class- one which I oppose as a part of education – is auto mechanics. It is definitely a useful, even valuable, body of knowledge. Students often can bring their cars, and other folks as well can get their cars repaired as part of the hands-on work of these classes. It would seem that an engineering university would have some ready hands, even class credit, to get this stuff done.

  2. Alfonse says:

    Why do you oppose this as part of education if it is useful and very essential knowledge?

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