Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Introduction

“Experience has fallen in value,” says Walter Benjamin. He was concerned about the negligence of experience memory in the flooding of the huge amount of data memory in the information age. People share massive information easily that has accumulated for a long time through the internet and books. By doing so, people might prefer the data information rather than the information based on experience. Possibly, the data information could be considered as a fruit of the technology society and could fit well in the information age. However, the convenience of the using the data information might not lead a happy life. Even if the experience information is acquired slowly, it gives humans some advantages that the acquirement process of the data information does not offer. Getting information by experience makes humans’ life more affluent by making social relationships, creative thinking, and humans’ characteristics.

“Many people seem to believe that remembering is simply a matter of willpower” (147)
“Every memoir argues that a personal memory is precious” (151)
“All the computers in the world cannot remedy it” (157)

2 comments:

  1. Hi Hyerim,

    I like the last sentence "getting information by experience makes humans’ life more affluent by making social relationships, creative thinking, and humans’ characteristics" because nowadays, many people meet their friends through the facebook rather than our real world.

    Yousun

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  2. I 100% agree with the statement that you made in your writing when you said 'Even if the experience information is acquired slowly, it gives humans some advantages that the acquirement process of the data information does not offer.' I am a strong believer that experience has a strong advantage over information memory as well.

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