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"Most of the arguments made against the printing press were correct, even prescient." (268)

  • although some arguments may have been correct, not everyone would believe that is true. There is no evidence that 'most' arguments about this topic are correct.

Originally Published: The Atlantic July/August 2008
Original Audience: People who believe that the internet is making learning hard — Publication of an online article on the Atlantic — literary types
Background Knowledge: know how addicting the internet is
How Do We Decide: based on opinions. We either agree or disagree and then we argue about it. If there is no support behind the claim, it's tough to believe it

Examples of Claims: Thanks to the ubiquity of text on the Internet, not to mention the popularity of text-messaging on cell phones, we may well be reading more today than we did in the 1970s or 1980s, when television was our medium of choice. But it's a different kind of reading.

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