Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The Internet: "Everything Bad Is Good For You" & Sulking with Lisa Loeb on the Ice Planet of Hoth

In his excerpt  Sulking with Lisa Loeb on the Ice Planet of Hoth Chuck Klosterman attempts to reveal what binds an entire generation together. Although, he focusses primarily on the generation X, he opens the doors of our imagination to try to understand other generations as well. The generation that I try to grasp as a result of Klosterman's analysis is the Millennial generation (formerly known as the Generation Y). Klosterman demonstrates how an entire generation was characterized by traits of fictional characters that they grew up admiring and identifying themselves to. Similarly Steven Johnson in his excerpt The Internet: "Everything Bad Is Good For You" take us into a journey of transitioning world of information from newspaper, via Television to the Internet by emphasizing on the good and the bad of the internet. The link between Klosterman's reading and Johnson lies in the fact that Johnson's essay is more of a logical sequence to Klosterman's essay. Johnson's writing is more of a revelatory factor of what binds the Millennial generation together. Both writing harmoniously juxtapose each other in a way that the reader is comforted to find answer for the Generations Klosterman talks about in Johnson's writing.  

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