I found the first class recording to be very helpful and remindful on the internet etiquette and communication tactics. For example, Max said that when responding to people to say “I feel this way” instead of “you are doing this”. Using the term “you” almost takes on an attacking stance. I find this to be very helpful and true from my experience. Additionally, the discussion on Betsky was interesting as Margaret discusses her take on Betsky. Margaret said that she understood Betsky more because from her hometown, the goal of architecture was to blend in to nature. But in contrast, the Netherlands goal was that architecture is the foundation of the city. It was not supposed to blend in. I thought her use of the term “sterile” was a very interesting take and am interested to see more about what margaret means by sterile in contrast to her hometown.