Introduction Exercise

The article “Why The U.S. Chills Its Eggs And Most Of The World Doesn’t” and the introduction to the book have two very different, but effective, styles of drawing their reader into the topic. The introduction hooks the reader through the use of relating to the reader with references to popular household items and their history that many people may not know. One of the kitchen technologies that is discussed is the wooden spoon, the author uses a friendly tone while speaking directly to the audience asking them to think of their own wooden spoon, knowing that just about everyone owns one. The other article hooks the reader by relating an item that everyone knows very well and how it is in our country, the egg, to how it is normally seen in other countries. This offers a fresh perspective of the egg to the reader and makes them think about how other common everyday items may be different around the world.

In my introduction I would like to incorporate the introduction of the book pulled in the reader. I like how it makes the reader think about a common object in a completely new way by asking questions about things we’ve seen everyday but maybe didn’t notice. I also like how it jumped straight into the first topic instead of doing any sort of narrowing.

 

Unedited Intro:

Technology has been the driving force for many of the decisions people have made since they started inventing. However with the introduction of many different technologies has recently brought the worry of the impact it will have on the environment. This environmental awareness has had a large impact on what people invent, for example many new inventions and changes to old inventions deal with “clean energy” due to it being much more sustainable and better for the environment. One very influential new technology is the satellite. However unlike many pieces of technology today, improvements to the satellite do not deal with the environment. So far the environmental impact of the satellite has been minimal, although eventually it may have a rather large impact. The biggest impact would occur in the “satellite graveyard” in the Pacific Ocean that many companies have used to dispose of a low-orbit satellite that doesn’t work anymore. While the impact may not be immediate, if the satellites in the Pacific Ocean are not dealt with there could be some very severe consequences in the future.

New Intro:

When they were first invented, satellites were the pinnacle of technology. The satellite is exactly what many people thought of when the word “technology” was said because a machine that operates in space is what people had been dreaming about for years. They made what many people believed to be the work of science fiction, possible. Unfortunately at the time of its invention, people were only concerned with the idea of sending man made objects into space and the fantastic possibilities that would come with it; what they did not consider was the possibility that something bad could come from these amazing machines. Today people are worried about modifying existing technologies to make them more environmentally friendly. The car, the airplane, and even the modern house are all being modified to make less of an impact on the environment. Unlike many pieces of technology today, improvements to the satellite do not deal with the environment. So far the environmental impact of the satellite has been minimal, although eventually it may have a rather large impact. The biggest impact would occur in the “satellite graveyard” in the Pacific Ocean that many companies have used to dispose of a low-orbit satellite that doesn’t work anymore. While the impact may not be immediate, if the satellites in the Pacific Ocean are not dealt with there could be some very severe consequences in the future.

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