How Computers Change the Way We Think

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Courtney Mull How Computers Change the Way We Think 1) Although computers help facilitate our daily lives, I do not feel that computers change the way we think. Computers along with technology make things more convenient. In Turkle’s essay “How Computers Change the Way We Think” there is a small example of a woman’s interpretation of the Freudian slip. The Freudian slip states that: a person’s mistake in speech or action in which a person supposedly shows his or her true subconscious desires. She correctly compares the Freudian slip and the influence of computers by noting that they have no influence on the way we think and feel. 2) In Turkle’s essay she touches upon façades or “fake personas” paired with technology. Several people put on a façade when they are in an online chat room to pretend to be who
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Unformatted text preview: they wish they were. These faades can also be found in PowerPoint presentations Turkle notes. These habits and lack of confidence in oneself is a consequence of the growing technological advancements. The Power Point is used as a crutch during a presentation. The person does not need to fully memorize the material and explain explicity in detail because the Power Point acts as a visual guide for the audience and an outline for the speaker. In my opinion, I do not agree with Turkle. Technology has improved several aspects of business and other aspects of life. For example, a Power Point presentation helps to engage the audience within the lecture and help them better understand the topic. The Power Point can then be used as a review material or a study guide when school is involved....
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This note was uploaded on 06/26/2010 for the course EXPOS 101 taught by Professor Byrne during the Spring '10 term at Bentley.

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