1. I think the internet make my life much easier. If you use internet to surch something for schoolwork or to surch for other information it’s much faster than look it up somewehere else. Nowadays you can surch for websites with google and find everything you need to know. I think getting up, surch for a book, dictonary, etc. that’s not as easy as switch on the computer.
– you can do anything online
– quickly address of needs
– save time and money
– large supply
– easy managable
– frustrated users
– computer crashes, connections terminate, files disappear, software needs updatings…( l. 36f.)
– construction periods( l. 38)
– technical problems(l. 40)
– less productivity(l. 62)
– too much information(l.61)
– don’t read things coming up on screen by heart
– superfluous things(l. 75), unnecessary information (l.111f.)
– reduce the span of attention(l.80f.)
– risk of RSI
– enough other things you can/have to do(l. 104)
The headline and sub-headline suggest that Amy Fleming isn’t persuaded of the positive effect of computers and internet on our live. “My brain has crashed” already shows that Mrs. Fleming thinks that the use of internet and computers aren’t just good for their users. She says that the internet is overloaded with information which is often more than people actually need.
Firstly she uses the proposition of “experts”, how she calls them, to demonstrate her opinion. The bigger part of the experts are convinced of a negative effect of computers and internet on the people who uses them. So she added major negative aspects in her examples than positive.
Secondly she uses more convincing supports for the bad effects of internet than the positive. That’s shown with formulations like: ratings(l.34), psychological, studied(l.65) and that he describe the authors of the quotes”experts”(l.53).
5. She arguments with the statements of peolpe who have a close connection to computers/internet ervery day. To enforce her opinion she exactly describe the actions/jobs of the “experts” and how those are connected to the use of computers.
The reader has the feeling that the people are more believable andso the reader is more confident of the statements the “experts” make.
As a second element she uses words who cause a bad attitude, to underline her opinion (l.6). Moreover she asks rethorical questions(l11-12) and make use of irnoy to downsize the good sides of internet (periods of “construction” or line 111f).
That unconsciously affect the reader to believe more to the bad sides of the computer consumption/use.