English 1020ers, this is your blog. You and your classmates will be posting and commenting here, so keep in mind the following things: topic, audience, purpose, and context.

For your first blog post, you need to compose an elegy to an obsolete technology. First, think of a technology–a gadget, product, program, etc.–that is no longer useful or used less often than it once was. Remember that technologies can be considered “low tech” too (like, the sewing machine or the ballpoint pen, for example…although neither one of those are obsolete). Then, compose an elegy for that technology. An elegy is a poem or verse that commemorates or memorializes something in a mournful or plaintive way. Be sure to give your elegy a title! And include media (as long as it is your original media) if you’d like.

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