In the advance age that we are in, people struggle to keep the originality of their works. Many of the resources are now commonly available in the World Wide Web and can be accessed without much effort. Many of the information available took ages to gather and the founders in return get little credit. Scholars were looked highly upon for their knowledge and even when my grandfather was in his youth, people with education and knowledge were regarded highly in the society. Today, I feel that because our generation is capable of effortlessly find information, we lose the respect we have for the ones who provided those information for us.
Personally I would like to tackle on the impact emails and texting had over hand-written letters. When I was in Korea, letters were common form of communication. When I returned from school, I will see my mother’s letter on the dining table that delivered the location of food. That was my secondary happiness after playing soccer with my friends. A letter was written for my parents on parent’s day, another one for the teacher on teacher appreciation day, and another on for my friends on their birthday. Letters composed of personal messages that were carefully thought out and delivered in paper. The type of paper will closely be chosen and the utensil will also be closely configured. However, when the age of cell phones came through and every child held in their possession an electronic device, letters quickly diminished. An event of birth was simply celebrated my happy b-day through text or by a post on Facebook. This form of text is so common the original authorship is lost and simply seen a copy. That’s one of the point that Kress made in his academic journal.
The originality of the author has been lost for everyone can now access the World Wide Web and simply make that idea theirs. Even when they are paraphrasing, the credit does not go to the original author. Because many private ideas and achievement have been posted on the Web, it’s up for anyone to grab and use it in their own conversation; then the originality have already been lost through one step.