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Author Weiss, Aaron
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Abstract In Bill Bryson's collection of essays, "I'm a Stranger Here Myself," he recounts the many differences between his 20-year adopted life in the United Kingdom and his return to his birth country, the United States. A recurring theme in Bryson's observations is convenience: The United States is a society whose marketplace is built around convenience, from drive-through food and pharmacies to 24-hour supermarkets. These are now commonplace. A visit to towns where local grocers may close at six or eight p.m. on a weekday comes as a rude shock. Convenience also drives the exploding market for computer-driven products designed to perform only one or two tasks.
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2009-12-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal netWorker (NTWK)
Volume Number 7
Issue Number 1

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Source: ACM Digital Library