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Briefly discuss the following issues:

1. what do you consider the main argument of the article?

Technology needs to provide the means for people to be producers and not just consumers. There needs to be a way for an average person to be involved in design and creation. They don't have to be full designers, but just be active in designing instead of passive users.

2. do you agree or disagree with the main argument? give a answer based on your own experiences?

I absolutely agree with the argument. It's a little like the argument that Karl Marx made that modern industry has alienated people from their work. Before the industrial revolution, most people were somehow involved in the creative process. A community depended on each member to produce something of value; there was no option to sit around and merely be a consumer.

3. enumerate in which situations

3.1. you acted as a designer/active contributor

Primarily in programming assignments for school; I get to do very little if any designing in my job. I also do a little designing in my hobbies and home projects – weaving, sewing, knitting, tiling, etc.

3.2. you acted as a (passive) consumer

I watch too much TV which is purely passive and consumptive. Also listening to music. Everytime I buy something that someone else has designed I am being a consumer.

3.3. situations in which you believe you should have acted differently

No. Most situations don't provide any options.

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