So the first week of classes were spent getting my jobs all lined up so I could do school; now I’m playing catch-up on schoolwork. Is it just me, or is this Atlantic essay way too friggin boring? I understand different times blah blah blah, but it’s really difficult to read. It’s meant to excite, but I think its precision of language makes the ideas sound clumsy and inherently dull. While some things do sound pretty cool, like walking around with a walnut-sized camera on your head, he gets really excited about stupid numbers and calculations. Anything interesting is swallowed in a sea of useless vocabulary. You call for help and he sends you a thesaurus. You say no, what you really want is a life preserver, and so he tosses you a word-of-the-day calendar, which bonks you on the head, and your head falls under the sea and you drown by pure wordiness. THIS IS A BORING ESSAY OKAY?
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