I always used to feel some misgivings about rereading books. I unconsciously lumped reading together with work like carpentry, where having to do something again is a sign you did it wrong the first time. Whereas now the phrase "already read" seems almost ill-formed. Intriguingly, this implication isn't limited to books. Technology will increasingly make it possible to relive our experiences.
Many people make the mistake of reading a book, and then saying "I know that stuff" before they've mastered the information in their experience. Don't make this mistake yourself. Keep reading and practicing and using it until you HAVE IT DOWN. And do me a favor. Email me with your ideas, comments, and complaints.
In these court hearings, some very embarrassing and damaging things had been exposed about Zuckerberg. Simply, the humble and nerdy computer programmer had not been so innocent and forthcoming as the reader was initially led to believe. Some AIM passages were quoted in the article, showing the reader a very compelling argument against the supposedly good character of Mark Zuckerberg. The author is unsympathetic towards Zuckerberg when he comments about the new Facebook movie that was soon to be released at the time. Vargas writes, “The movie is a scathing portrait, and the image of an unsmiling, insecure, and sexed-up young man will be hard to overcome.” This unrelenting image painted of Zuckerberg is not what he chose yet was forced upon him anyway, unlike every minutely controlled detail of a Facebook profile.
Carr begins his essay by saying “I’ve had the uncomfortable feeling that over the past few years someone, or something has been tinkering with [his] brain”(91). He suggests that due to his internet usage he has a more difficult time being able to read and think critically about lengthy readings. He mentions having difficulty analyzing long articles or books and states his friends also complain of similar difficulties. He believes when a person is attempting to read an internet article and it is riddled with ads, pop-ups, and hyperlinks, it is challenging for readers to read such an article without being led or pushed onto different pages and websites. Carr relies heavily on his and his friend’s personal beliefs and fails to reference legitimate studies done in order to determine the causation of shorter attention
In Ray Bradbury's short story "There will come Soft Rains" technology negatively influences society. Ray Bradbury demonstrates the technology can and will lead to war, pain, and laziness. To begin, mankind’s misuse of technology leads to their end. Humans were so thoughtless and selfish that they fought until "a radioactive glow could be seen for miles" (Bradbury 90). Mankind was consumed with technology they ended up not thinking of the damage they could cause with a nuclear war.
Reading books change their mind and maybe as well as their lives. The value of literacy does not only play a role on kids but also on adults. After surviving from the holocaust, it is hard and hurt for Wiesel to recall the memory of what he and others had suffered but he chose to write the history down to let it remembered. He said[,] “I was duty-bound to give meaning to my survival, to justify each moment of my life. I knew the story had to be told.
In a patronising and condescending letter to the editor G J Wowser egotistically contends that the drink driving age should be changed to twenty-one. G J Wowser is critical of young drivers and aims to portray them as ‘irresponsible and careless’. Wowser positions the reader to think of teenagers as ‘irresponsible’ and incapable of drinking and driving by twenty-one. This can be identified in his description of young people as ‘tearaways’. This portrays Wowser’s bitter view on younger drivers and positions the audience to think all young people are irresponsible and ineligible to be driving on our roads.
So, I kept trying to read them and pretty soon I got the hang of reading novels. As seen seen throughout the paper some text related to me and others didn't. Some relate more than others but the main thing is, that they are still important no matter how insufficient . This is my culminating project for unit two that explains how the texts still relate to
I never wanted to see them again.Soon my daddy came home. He picked me off my bed, where I was watching television. He took me into the living room where Matilda sat on the table next to us.My dad excitedly asked, like he did every day, “Are you ready to see how Ms. Honey finds her way out of the house?”I said “No. I don’t care. I actually hate that book!”My dad looked at me with confusion.
The article starts by explaining the effects that technology has had on both Carr and his close friends. His friends, which he explains to be along the lines of "literary" types of people, have experienced many troubles indulging themselves into books and articles as well as they had in the past. Carr mentions how they are unable to focus on long pieces of writing and how they must fight in order to finish. He also names two bloggers experiencing the same issue; Scott Karp and Bruce Friedman. Although both bloggers blog on different topics, they had both described themselves as readers, and, through the invention of blogs and the internet, find it much harder to sit down and read through a three page article.