Yang 2article, ³This is How We Live´
is published in her book
The Funny Thing Is«
, which is oneof her best-selling books. In this article she put straightforwardly that she is frustrated by allthe technologies. Shejokes, in a comedian way, on how modern technology changed her lifein a way she does not wish to see. She believes that many of the inventions do not serveefficiently or properly. She recalls how she is disturbed by the auto-flush toilets which never work punctually²either too early or too late. She also believe that some of the inventions donot make sense, like the moving aisles in the airports²it is so embarrassing and puzzling ascene that people even need a transportation belt for themselves.
Can¶t they just walk?
³Weare just so lazy,´ DeGeneres concludes, ³they¶re just coming up with what I just don¶t think we need´; ³some things that don¶t need to be made easier are being made easier.´ (Catherine,589-590)On the other hand, Stites¶ article, ³Someone to Watch Over Me´, published on
New York Times
, delivers a quite different opinion. Stites is a common person living in a regular lifelike everyone¶s. She depicts, in a very personal perspective, that her everyday life is ³cloakedin virtual intimacy.´ (Stites, ³Someone to Watch Over Me´)She emphasizes on how cyber communications filled her life: tons ofaccountsto different communities form the broadest tothe narrowest, satisfying herneed of intimacy in 360 degrees and offering continuousattention from others all day long. She gets online even before she gets up. As she comments,³Online, everyone has bulletproof social armor.´,Stites is thoroughly plunged into the cyber world. Virtual life, forStites, is everywhere.