The Negative Effects Of Texting: The Impacts Of The First Printing Press

779 Words4 Pages
Human kind, throughout history, always accepts the next big thing, or technology, that helps them get through the day easier. In 1440, Johannes Gutenberg invented the first printing press. History Scholars would tell you that this new type of technology majorly helped information become more accessible and affordable. So books became more available and affordable. The printing press also helped boost education and literacy rates. What you see here is a good example of how technology isn’t harmful, but helpful. Today technology has helped further our knowledge and potential. Yet some people, like Naomi Baron, graduated from Stanford University with a PhD in Linguistics, claims, “so much of American society has become sloppy or laissez faire about the mechanics of writing” (FOCROFLOL 7). Baron in this situation is making the impression that texting is hurting the grammar of young minds. It is a fact that texting is a new technology that is rapidly making its way into new generations. It is not the lack of knowledge about grammar, but it’s the decision between when and where you should abbreviate text and when you shouldn’t. Teens of today have the knowledge of grammar. Otherwise, why would teens parent’s put them through years of…show more content…
Students and educated people tend to adapt to new scenarios. These scenarios Andrea Lunsford are referring to are Facebook, Twitter, and other social media websites. Today we have multiple ways of communicating either it be through the web or in a formal report. Each web application you submit to for an audience is going to have its own form of writing. While a formal report or even a written final paper is going to have more professional grade style to

More about The Negative Effects Of Texting: The Impacts Of The First Printing Press

Open Document