Generation Y Essay

Words: 1360
Pages: 6

Azat Abdyrakhmanov
Comparative Analysis Paper
Patricia Silvestro
Date due: 04/07/11

Many people believe that previous generation of Americans was completely different than the generation that lives now days. Ideology and interests have completely changed. For instance, we all know that previous generation cared a lot for peace in the world, human rights and equality of mankind. Martin Luther King, John. F. Kennedy and Malcolm X are people who fought for equality among people and most famous representatives of Generation X. But compared to the previous generation, my generation is completely different, and many people are having a debate whether it’s good or bad. Thomas Friedman in his essay “Generation Q”
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However, it’s not only about sports. It might happen to you in everyday life, for instance, dinner-table disputes end as quickly as someone can Google the answer. Since information is so readily accessible, technology has made us hide-bounded. Perhaps the most

Abdyrakhmanov3 memorable example of bad technology usage was the 2000 presidential election, when disputed ballots accrued in Florida and later the court upheld the voting because the technology was not able to read the intent of voters. Fishman emphasizes that in those cases the technology is not dangerous itself-for surely, we glad the technology’s brought fairness in sports, DNA base evidence, and, as the author mentions, new digital voting program-but the excessed consequences of those innovations (73-74). Two most important features of a successful essay are structure and word and example usage. As we might see by comparing these two essays Fishman’s work has stronger structure than Friedman’s. Readers can connect each point with the main idea throughout the reading and benefit from introduction paragraph and have a better understanding of the text in the later parts. Furthermore, Fishman points out that Friedman missed out some good reasons for the generation being quiet. As we have seen he provides three examples: usage of technology in sports, court system, and election