• "Thinking Outside the Idiot Box" by Dana Stevens vs. “Watching TV Makes You Smarter” by Steven Johnson
    Jessica Tursi English Comp I Kayal 11/5/13 TV Does Not Make You Smarter There is no doubt that television holds a purpose in our society today, but is that purpose brain-numbing or actually beneficial to our brain development? The television, also known as: TV, the boob tube, the idiot box...
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  • Effects of Watching Tv
    too. One stops thinking while watching TV and it slows down brain activity over a period of time. Mental disorders and slow learning are very much attributable to watching TV. Essentially, the idiot box, makes you an idiot if you befriend it for too long. The effects of TV on the brain are mostly...
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  • Intellectual Merits of Television
    about “Thinking Outside the Idiot Box, her audience are people who watch television. She wrote this article in response of Steven Johnson article. Stevens doesn’t believe that watching TV has a negative effect like an anti-television liberal; instead she argues that watching television doesn’t make...
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  • The Idiot Box
    “Thinking Outside the Idiot Box” by Dana Stevens is a direct response to Steven Johnson’s article “Watching TV Makes You Smarter.” Johnson’s article claimed that today’s television is actually making viewers smarter due to plots being more complex. Dana Stevens on the other hand did not...
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  • Notes on Documentaion
    , “Watching TV Makes You Smarter,” “I believe that the Sleeper Curve is the single most important new force altering the mental development of young people today” (215). B. Steven Johnson contends that “another kind of televised intelligence is on the rise” (216). C. In “Thinking Outside the Idiot Box...
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  • Tv Makes You Smarter
    television.  In an article by Dona Stevens called, "Thinking outside the Idiot Box", she poses an argument that TV does not make you smarter. She also goes on to say that if she turns her TV off for a week would it make her dumber? Dona brings up Steven Johnson in the article and said when he uses...
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  • Reality Tv Essay
    by it´s strangeness. A little bunny ran past the box and fell into a hole, the two humans watched through the hollow box as it struggled to survive during the next 7 days. As the 7´th day´s sun rose from it´s bed in the horizon the rabbit managed to jump out of the hole. Thus, Reality TV was...
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  • Teleivision Viewing Habits in Peschool Children
    A child sitting with a remote of what is popularly called the idiot box called as television could watch anything from cartoons to programmes with murders and sexual content, not suitable for such young minds. Children at early as at the age of 2 are aware of TV and start relating to it. As with...
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  • Annotated Bibliography
    . Dana Steven’s “Thinking outside the Idiot Box” is a huge criticism of the idea that watching TV makes us smarter. Dana believes that if watching TV makes us smarter then we need to watch a lot of TV or watching TV should be the only thing to do in our life. Dana states that grown-ups should...
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  • Thinking Outside the Idiot Box
    Dana Stevens’ essay, “Thinking outside the Idiot Box”, was first published in Slate on March 25, 2005, is a counter argument to “Watching TV Makes You Smarter” an article written my Steven Johnson that says watching complicated TV shows make you smarter when in reality you’re just watching...
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  • Hidden Influence
    , they are plugged into early morning cartoons and TV programs. If they decide to go to school, the kids will get a break from the idiot box and possibly learn something (unless there is a substitute teacher that day); as soon as they come home, its time to take a break and feed the addiction. The...
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  • COMUNICATION SKILLS
    a few rice. Now the ‘Idiot box’ as it has been called by many is found in every home, shop and office. Television now has invaded not only every home, but every sphere of life. In fact, in some way or the other television now-a-days dictates our life. It has invaded and cut shot our social life...
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  • Television
    much better. Dana Stevens, the author of Thinking Outside the Idiot Box, criticizes the impact of television on people. I support her ideas that, unfortunately, the viewers do not learn much from what they watch. They just think of the next episode of the program. What we learn from TV is to...
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  • 3 Idiots
    blockbuster".[11] India 3 Idiots broke all box office records upon release. In its four-day first weekend, the film netted 380 million, and broke the record held by Ghajini for the first weekend collections. By the first week, the film netted 790.5 million, again breaking the box office record held by...
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  • tv watching makes you lazy
    informations. Basluel A. Mekonnen Professor Browne English 101 Reading Response “Thinking outside the Idiot Box” by, Dana Stevens. A. Comprehension: This article was published as a direct response to “Watching TV makes You Smarter...
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  • Anaylsis of Edwin Diamond: "The Social Set"
    The Social Set,” by Edwin Diamond, emphasizes that television has various purposes. In the essay, he contradicts the intellectuals and critics on their perspective of television as a “boob tube” or “idiot Box” that thus has meaningless purpose. I strongly agree with Edwin Diamond’s argument that...
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  • Disadvantages of Watching Tv
    communication like the airplane and telephone have changed the way the nations interact with each other in a global society.Another technological innovation that I think important is the television. Television or the so-called 'idiot box' has changed every aspect of our life. It is a very good...
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  • English
    body work? Of course you don’t. All you ever want to do is sit in front of the TV and play those stupid games or go out with your buddies. You’re never going to amount to anything in life if you don’t try to learn something. That idiot box you’re always on won’t teach you jack shit! Things are...
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  • Paper
    teenagers to older adults. He makes some good points in his argument as well. He argue that TV isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but too much of anything is never a good thing. On the other hand, Dana Stevens wrote an article about “Thinking Outside the Idiot Box, her audience are people who...
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  • books
    of some. The sex, violence, rapes, murders, cheap dances and obscene scenes shown in TV series and films simply pollute the minds of the youth. These are just a few evils because of which the TV has gained a new nick- 'The Idiot Box'! Thus, Television is a mixed blessing. All Television is...
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