Thursday, July 8, 2010

Old Introduction/ New Introduction

Old Introduction

In Charles Baxter's essay Shame and Forgetting in the Information Age, Neil Postman quote "We have transformed knowledge into a form of garbage." In today's society, we are surrounded by abundanta and fruitful of information that will never leave us to starvation in knowledge. However; people seem to be so hard on their self, especially when they forget or losse a piece of information refer to as their "memory." Why are we shameful when we forget? I can agree more with Neil,; One form of knowledge is labeling, people label forgetting or forgetfulness as a negative connotation and therefore in this way it turns knowledge into a form of garbage.

New Introduction

In Charles Baxter's essay Shame and Forgetting in the Information Age, Walter Benjamin (pg.149) argues that the explosion of Information in the Modern Age is denying us of something precious: "the ability to exchange experiences." In today's information age, people are now spending thier day in front of a computer emailing, paying pills, writing papers, doing research, shopping, playing games, and even chatting with friends and family on the internet. People are so involve and focused in front of the computer, that they are now missing out on the experience of actually hanging out and experiencing close interactions with one another.

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