Thursday, April 28, 2005

Generation Duuhh - Part 6

When an SAT prep test asks the students to write an essay, you never know what view or thought you are going to get, sometimes it is best not to ask. The following is an essay from a student who was asked about the pros and cons of technology.

The civilized man has built a coach, but has lost the use of his feet.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Now I usually post images of the essay and then pick them apart. Recently, I was sent two pages from an essay and was really inspired by 2/3rds of the essay. The author quotes Ralph Waldo Emerson about the losses we incur as we depend more on technology. The essayist even admits to falling into the technology trap with the use of a calculator as a crutch, explaining they will probably not do well on the test because they left the machine at home.

I am not sure if Emerson would enjoy the summary of the paper as the author states that we will be taken over by our creations, then resorts to crude hieroglyphics to bring home the point.

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Previous posts include 5 of the 7 Deadly Sins: wrath, pride, lust, sloth and John Kerry.

Next Wednesday: Sometimes They Come Back - what happens when Generation Duuhh tries to enter the workforce.