Sliced Bread 2.0

Dennis Baron debaron at ILLINOIS.EDU
Mon Feb 22 07:03:25 UTC 2010

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Sliced bread 2.0

You’ve heard the Luddite gripes about the digital age: computers  
dehumanize us; text messages are destroying the language; Facebook  
replaces real friends with imaginary ones; instant messages and blogs  
give people a voice who have nothing to say.

But now a new set of complaints is emerging, this time from computer  
scientists, internet pioneers who once promised that the digital  
revolution was the best thing since sliced bread, no, that it was even  
better, Sliced Bread 2.0.

find out if the internet's all it's cracked up to be . . . on the Web  
of Language,
Dennis Baron
Professor of English and Linguistics
Department of English
University of Illinois
608 S. Wright St.
Urbana, IL 61801

office: 217-244-0568
fax: 217-333-4321

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