Analysis of Tone in Two Articles + Revised Intro

Essay About Wooden Spoons:

In the essay about the wooden spoon, the author approaches this piece of work in a different way than most would. First of all, the author takes a complete risk when writing an essay about the evolution and use of the wooden spoon. However, by writing this essay, the author basically redefines the meaning of ‘technology’ for us. That is, however, redefines what technology means to modern culture. One way that the author teaches the reader about the relationship between culture and technology is by creating an essay that can be taken in sentimental ways, explaining how they have “never been in a kitchen that doesn’t have one (wooden spoon)” and also phrases such as “we cook with wooden spoons because we always have”. The author takes the obvious, and creates it into something that is far beyond what most people think of when imagining a wooden kitchen spoon. This essay was brilliant and I believe that I can incorporate some of its ideas into my own work by bringing up the idea that eBooks are called books even though they are not physically what a book used to be. A book is a physical, document printed out on paper. An eBook is simply a copy of these books.

Why the U.S. Chills Its Eggs and Most of the World Doesn’t

            This essay is very short and straight to the point, however it carries a lot of useful information that could possibly be used in my essay. Very similar to the last essay, this takes the idea of technology into a different direction. When thinking of technology, eggs would probably be the last idea on a person’s mind. However, by taking peoples different viewpoints on this idea and stating that there is an argument on either side, an essay about the technology of eggs could definitely be possible. One thing that Rae Ellen Bichell does in this essay that works very well for him is he brings in the viewpoint of different people from different cultures. To people all over the world, something may seem completely normal to one person, however it could be bizarre to the other. That is why technology is so culturally based. Not only does it matter how technology evolves, but also where and towards what audience. This is something that I definitely want to look into more when writing my essay.

 

Orignal Intro: 

Technology evolves at a very fast and sometimes overwhelming rate. As the state of technology evolves at a fast rate so does the methods at which technology is made and communicated. The way that printed press has been transported to the public has changed drastically over the past few years. As a new era of technology is rising up, old methods are being pushed aside and forgotten. Book companies, magazine companies, and even Newspaper businesses are going bankrupt because of the new technologies that are taking away from the values that are held by books and printed press. The methods of printed press have changed so much over the past hundreds of years that most of the time it is hard to keep up with. As it is hard to keep up with the technology, values that come along with the traditional methods are being ignored and sometimes even forgotten. Modern methods of printing are greatly affecting the cultural, emotional, environmental, and economical values that are accompanied with traditional methods of printed press.

 

 Revised Intro:

The book. One of the oldest methods of gaining knowledge, and used widely to discover past, present, and sometimes even future affairs. Although most may not see a book as a piece of technology, it has always been created using some caliber of technology. Whether that be by movable type, typewriter, or inkjet printers, the method that books and any form of press has been printed has evolved greatly over time. Along with the evolution of the methods of printed press, the way that it has been transported to the public has changed drastically as well. As a new era of technology is rising up, old methods are being pushed aside and forgotten. Book companies, magazine companies, and even newspaper businesses are going bankrupt because of brand new methods that have taken away from the values that are concealed by books and ink and paper. As it is hard to keep up with the technology, values that come along with the traditional methods are being ignored and sometimes even forgotten. Modern methods of printing are greatly affecting the cultural, emotional, environmental, and economical values that are accompanied with traditional methods of printed press. However, it is difficult for many to see this as different cultures see technology and the progress of ideas in different lights.

 

 

 

 

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