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How Technology is Making Us Lazy

Technology is making our life much more comfortable, and we are getting lazier.

Here are some of the ways technology is making us lazy:

  • You only visit friends or family on FaceTime or Skype.
  • You wonder where someone is if they don’t answer their cell phone immediately.
  • You buy a new pair of jeans on the Internet.
  • You pay all your bills online.
  • You order food and groceries online.
  • You blame your GPS for sending you to a dead end street.

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The Punctuation Revolution

 

What happened to punctuation as we knew it? If you’ve been striving to use it properly in print, digital technology has punctuation-markschanged the way we use it today. For example, we are more focused on word count than sentence structure. Even for the non-grammatically obsessed, deviations from the established rules of punctuation and grammar indicate a break from tradition.

With the proliferation of smartphones, tablets, texts, and social networking, we’re communicating our thoughts so much and so fast that punctuation has become less important, almost superfluous. Internet culture generally favors a lighter, more informal style of punctuation.

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