[lg policy] Siri, take a sonnet . . .

Baron, Dennis E debaron at ILLINOIS.EDU
Wed Jun 26 04:39:48 UTC 2013


From: Dennis Baron <no-reply-blog at illinois.edu<mailto:no-reply-blog at illinois.edu>>
Subject: [WOL] Siri, take a sonnet . . .
Date: June 25, 2013 11:37:14 PM CDT
To: <debaron at illinois.edu<mailto:debaron at illinois.edu>>


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Siri, take a sonnet . . .<http://illinois.edu/blog/view/25/94497>
Posted by Dennis Baron<mailto:debaron at illinois.edu>

Our lives have become so suffused with digital devices that it’s hard to imagine what life was like before. Watching a character in a dark alley in an old movie, I want to shout at the screen, “Use your cell phone, call for help!” Why don’t they ever listen? . . . We have Pride and Prejudice rewritten as Facebook status updats, and Romeo and Juliet reduced to a couple of text messages. So I’ve been thinking, what if Shakespeare had autocorrect on his quill pen? What if Wordsworth used speech-to-text instead of dictating his poems to his sister?


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