Limitations In Dennis Baron's 'A Better Pencil'

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Topics: Youth, Learning, Idea
Don’t look at that. You aren’t allowed to see that. Keep your mouth shut, that's something you are not supposed to be talking about. Limitations. Limitations have always and will always be apart of our society. There will always be people telling others they cannot do, be, or say something because it's looked down upon or is different from everyone else. Limitations make everyone feel like they have to be something they are not, thus killing self expression and learning experiences. But luckily, the world of technology has opened up a new beginning for expression and learning. Both Dennis Baron’s, A Better Pencil and John Palfrey and Urs Gasser’s, Born Digital support that technology has opened up expression and learning in a society and Paul …show more content…
Nothing is unique, nothing comes from nothing. One’s thoughts and feelings always come about because of something they have seen, experienced or heard. Nothing is simply there because someone came up with it 100% on their own; that's impossible. People pick apart others ideas and draw from that. They may take one part from one person, another part from someone else, and then add their own ideas onto it. This is how critical thinking happens and because of it, truly amazing things come about. Palfrey and Gasser talk about this when they reference Shakespeare and how even he, one of the most famous writers to today, based some of his plays off preexisting ones and he is not the only playwright to do this; many people do this. Technology has allowed for new ideas to be put out into the world faster and easier than ever before. For a research paper one no longer has to go all the way to the library and look for a book, they simple need to type into google what they are researching and thousands of articles, blogs, newsletters, etc. pop up. They are all just right there for everyone to read and learn from. People can find information so easily and since over half of the population in developed countries have access to the internet, most are taking advantage of that and as a result, “The computer not only has the potential to amplify existing human mental capabilities, but also to provide a catalyst for intellectual

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