Forum 3: Conformity and Knowledge in the Mechanical Era

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I read Reading is Bad for Your Health by Roy Porter and Mark Twain's The First Writing-Machines. Porter's essay was a satirical piece about how reading was harmful and gave real, historical quotes and excerpts that encouraged people not to read.


  • Has reading left you with any medical problems?

  • Are we afraid of information overload in the same way that they were in the 18th century?

Twain's essay was about his experience of being one of the first people to own a typewriter. He eventually gave it up because it "degraded his character." I think he meant that all the defects annoyed him that he was in an unpleasant mood all the time. He pawned the typewriter off on someone else and his "morals improved" (p. 502). Then typewriter didn't have the same owner for very long. It went through many different sets of hands.


  • Do you think Twain and the others gave it away out of frustration? People tend to think that each new technology will be easier than the previous, but sometimes you have to put in the time to learn it. Maybe they felt unintelligent because they couldn't get it to work properly?

  • Or maybe they didn't like how the typewriter made them feel? It turned them into a short tempered person?

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other than a couple paper cuts and emotional issues (yes, I cried while reading the last book of a certain series), reading hasn't really done me harm.

It takes time to adjust, so I do think that Twain was a little hasty. It took me three months to learn how to use my digital camera and after valentine's day to learn how to use my N64 (which was already nearly obsolete when i got it). As a perfectionist, I undertsand how it feels to not be able to grasp something right away.

I have definately sworn at my computer and game system. In fact, there is a computer in the Penn manor HS library with a large foot-shaped dent in it.

I like your last question, Kayla.

My family knows not to bother me much when I'm on the computer, because it usually means I'm writing or working on a design project that requires concentration and freedom from interruptions.

Sometimes I feel bad because I get snappy if I become too deeply involved in a project on my computer. It takes time for me to draw myself out of that mode of intense focus.

"Как узнать кто оставил мнение вконтакте?

Этот вариант не гарантирует вам открытие всех анонимщиков, но некоторых узнать и раскрыть получиться. На самом деле все очень просто, и никаких скриптов и спец приемов не понадобиться.

Повторю, получиться не со всеми анонимками, дальше поймете, но попробовать стоит. Я сам попробовал и теперь получил уверенность в некоторых анонимных мнения, точно знаю кто их написал.

Так, значит

первое: заходим на сайт www.vkontakte.ru, идем в свой раздел Мнения;

второе: находим анонимное мнение, автора которого нам хотелось бы узнать;

третье: жмем на ссылку, у этого анонимного мнения, с текстом "в черный список", эта надпись измениться на "в белый список";

4вертое: смотрим какие ещё мнения изменили свои надписи с "в черный список" на "в белый список", это значит, что все эти мнения от одного человека, мы почти раскрыли тайну анонима.

пятое: ищем в изменивших надпись мнениях, положительное мнение о вас (если не найдется, то конечно обидно, но можно выбрать любое другое мнение для обработки анонима или ещё вариант смотри ниже);

шестое: с позитивом и огромным интересом пишем ответ на это положительное мнение (или какое выбрали), задавая вопрос что-то вроде:"Кто это меня так порадовал, кого поблагодарить?" или что-то ещё в таком роде, что б человек захотел раскрыть себя, для получения благодарностей и прочего;

седьмое: получаем ответ на наше сообщение от человека (т.к. ваш обидчик знает, что все мнения анонимные и, что вы вроде как не можете узнать, кто автор кокого мнения), т.е. узнаем автора того негативного или другого интересующего вас анонимного мнения.

Вариант, если нет позитивного мнения, за которое можно раскрутить человека: при большом количестве мнений от одного человека, можно просто проанализировать по манере написания, кто может быть автором этих слов о вас."

Эту статью я нашёл на одном сайте, много народу говорило, что всё работает, но мне нужно узнать, кто всё-таки написал мнение вконтакте помогите пожалуйста, может я делал что-нибудь не так ! :(

There was this guy see.
He wasn't very bright and he reached his adult life without ever having learned "the facts".
Somehow, it gets to be his wedding day.
While he is walking down the isle, his father tugs his sleeve and says,

"Son, when you get to the hotel room...Call me"

Hours later he gets to the hotel room with his beautiful blushing bride and he calls his father,

"Dad, we are the hotel, what do I do?"

"O.K. Son, listen up, take off your clothes and get in the bed, then she should take off her clothes and get in the bed, if not help her. Then either way, ah, call me"

A few moments later...

"Dad we took off our clothes and we are in the bed, what do I do?"

O.K. Son, listen up. Move real close to her and she should move real close to you, and then... Ah, call me."

A few moments later...

"DAD! WE TOOK OFF OUR CLOTHES, GOT IN THE BED AND MOVED REAL CLOSE, WHAT DO I DO???"

"O.K. Son, Listen up, this is the most important part. Stick the long part of your body into the place where she goes to the bathroom."

A few moments later...

"Dad, I've got my foot in the toilet, what do I do?"

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