A Rhetorical Analysis Of Growing Up Digital By James Brown

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James Surowiecki once said “Technology is supposed to make our lives easier, allowing us to do things more quickly and efficiently. But too often it seems to make things harder, leaving us with fifty-button remote controls, digital cameras with hundreds of mysterious features and book-length manuals, and cars with dashboard systems worthy of the space shuttle.” Surowiecki explains how technology complicates the activities of our everyday lives and is holding us back instead of helping us succeed. In John Seely Browns excerpt from “Growing Up Digital” he explains how the Internet is becoming the new ‘generator’ in that it is shaping the way that people live in todays society. Brown then writes about how the web is “now evolving its own genres from a mix of technological possibilities and social and markets needs.” There are three things that make the web a new kind of medium. The first is that the web is a two-way broadcast. The second is that the web “honors the notion of multiple intelligences.” The third is that the web “leverages the small efforts of the many with the large efforts of the few.” Brown then goes on to describe how the new generation is learning to be “multiprocessors” (which in his view is a good…show more content…
I believe that this is not true due to the major influence that classic literature has had on our culture in the past, and the influence that it can have on our culture in the future. The parents of children will not easily let go of their childhood memories of the novels and stories they grew up reading as a child and they will pass it down to their children who will pass it down to their children and so on. The act of reading from a book will never leave because it has been so treasured in the past

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