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Literature is important because it expands your imagination unlike the internet?
in modern days, they say literacy is no longer the ability to read or write. It has become the ability to use a computer, or not/ However, I still believe that being able to read and write is more important. True, you don't need to know how to write to use a computer, since the computer does all the work. You also don't need to know how to read since there are services that provide voices. Even blind people can use internet now. However, it is my firm belief that we should not rely on machines and technology. It is still important to know how to stand up on our own; to read and write without the use of machines. Our superior intellect is what differs us from beasts. Therefore, we need to nourish this superior intellect, and not depend everything we do on a lesser being. We need to learn to read and write because it's what defines the intellect of the humans.
-Literacy and internet are two things that are very tied. You must be atleast functionally literate to use the internet. Literature is a standard of writing which brings about greater working of the mind. Plots and subplots as well as exposition of character and often inclusion of social matters. While some literature exposes a very narrow view of the protaginists in general the persuit of literature makes one much more open to life. The internet, on the other hand, is a collection of scattered pieces of information with no real coheseion and encourages one to become comfortable with thoughts and ideas that are like their own, not outside of themselves.
the point is that technology is taking over and i have to explain the importance of literature
> The internet, on the other hand, is a collection of scattered pieces of information > with no real coheseion and encourages one to become comfortable with thoughts > and ideas that are like their own, not outside of themselves. I didn't get this answer. Firstly, the Internet is a big bunch of networks. The Web, which uses the Internet, just like my house phone does, is a different thing altogether. The Web, which is not a "collection of scattered pieces of information" at all, happens to include many books, if that's the measure you'd like to apply. The Web does not, in any way whatsoever, replace, threaten or devalue literature one iota. In fact, it makes literature many times more readily accessible, as well as providing powerful means for improving the quality of the literature the world shares. Technology is not "taking over" literature. Books are a technology?? Furthermore, your original question is based on an assumption that makes no sense. Literacy can not be "more important" than the Internet. That's like asking why ice cream is more important than hats. Sorry, I don't mean to criticise, but the question was loaded and flawed and the responses don't help.
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lgbasallote Why do you hate math, just out of interest?
Because I see it as pointless. Numbers are imaginary.
Wow. I'm actually speechless.
do you like math?
> True, you don't need to know how to write to use a computer, since the > computer does all the work. So it'll write a book for you then?? > You also don't need to know how to read since there are services that > provide voices. Even blind people can use internet now. Blind people can often read?? > However, it is my firm belief that we should not rely on machines and technology. Does that include books, pens, ink and printers?
>So it'll write a book for you then?? You know I didn't mean "writing" as in skill. I meant writing as in the verb. You don't need to know how to make letters to press letters >Blind people can often read?? Blind people can read when in the Internet because like I said, Internet provides voices. >Does that include books, pens, ink and printers? I said rely, not "don't use"
I'm 50/50 on this question. Of course Internet and technology -like all things- IS very resourceful and helpful when used correctly. But, at times it is unreliable. Internet opens us up to many great and wonderful things no doubt about it...But literacy/literature/writing are what let our imagination flow, they help us extend past the barriers of a computer screen.
Besides we have to do something for ourselves! Computers do everything for us lately.
OK. I don't want to continue this discussion. It's gone from bad to outrageous in ten minutes.
The Internet is not as liberal as you think @carlsmith ....countries are beginning to propose bills to limit the Internet. It's only a matter of time before it gets approved and the Internet will lose "free sharing". Where would you go then? What would you do? In modern days, teenagers cry during five minutes of blackout. You cannot deny the fact that humans are beginning to depend too much on technology.
As I said, this is absurd. I depend on technology for healthcare, for transport, for sanitation... Would you have all the hospitals closed down so we don't 'depend' on that technology? I like depending on technology, insofar as it's dependable. The alternative is to live like an animal.
Just wanted to point out that the question was on INTERNET vs LITERACY/LITERATURE...NOT regarding overall technology. **I LOVE the internet and depend on it for my studies, along with many other things. But I never forget that it's important to stay out of it every once in a while; to pick up a book and read. Every thing in excess is bad. I'd honestly rather have no internet than be an addict.