plastic-to-think-with week2 - 1 Joe Marmorosa Florica Rosu...

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Joe Marmorosa Florica Rosu Course name: ENGL108 ENGL-108-66977 "Plastic-to-think-with." Often times it is easy for us to take things for granted, nowadays technology has taken us so far that it is easy to lose sight of even the most basic resources. For example something like tin or plastic, which we use as containers, can easily be overlooked in terms of its value. We have grown so accustom to just having these things that we forget what life was like before them. Creatively we have come so far as a society and are now in a sense past thinking of ways to use materials like plastic and tin but before the resources were available we had to think outside the box to get to where we are now. "Mother took a nail and punched a hole in the front end of a sardine tin can. Then she passed a heavy twine string through the hole and made a knot in the end to keep it from pulling through. She handed me the other end of the string and said, "Now, you've got a ta'ta', Nour. Have fun with it." I said, "What do I do with it. Mamma? What?" She said,

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