What Hemingway Would Think of the Internet

If Ernest Hemingway hadn’t killed himself 50 years ago today at age 61, he probably would have died by now anyway. (No human liver could withstand more than a century of nonstop alcoholic pummeling. Not even Papa’s.)

But Newsweek can fantasize about Princess Diana cheating death, so we can imagine Hemingway walking — or staggering — among us in 2011. What would the hard-drinking, adventure-loving writer think of our modern technological ... Full Story »

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Sirajul Islam
3.8
by Sirajul Islam - Jul. 2, 2012

Attention-grabbing article! I think this piece of writing endowed with an out of the ordinary point of view, somewhat special to wonder about.

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Paul Stambaugh
5.0
by Paul Stambaugh - Jul. 1, 2012

Hilarious piece with statements like this "The thrill of a retweet from Roger Ebert or Ashton Kutcher will never compare to the thrill of running with (more like from) the bulls or fighting a pack of voracious sharks over the remains of a prize-catch marlin." - in general brings up some good points about this flash culture we live in.

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Fabrice Florin
3.5
by Fabrice Florin - Jul. 2, 2011
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Candice Rhodes
3.4
by Candice Rhodes - Jul. 28, 2014

I am a little frustrated with the NewsTrust rating system because it is depicting news in a very two dimensional way. This story is meant to be a speculative funny piece and I feel as if the rating system is focused on news stories that are strictly factual pieces that regurgitate the happenings of the world. That being said, I think that this article is delightfully insightful and charming. I love the quips and social commentary concerning our generation and how technology is an experience instead of "real life." The author used Hemingway to illustrate the ridiculousness that lies in technology and paints a picture of how silly having a digital presence really is.

I wish that this author would have identified himself so that I could enjoy more of his quips! Anyway, in regards to how crazy the internet has become I do agree that there is a lot of pointless material being circulated on the Net. I mean, Apps themselves are an outlet to do pointless games and such on my Ipad and really serve no purpose but to distract me. Or that there are websites such as Imgur, whose sole purpose for even existing is to waste time and share funny photos with ... More »

Today, many of us have become rich in the currency of cowardice. We have so many things and so few experiences. We are desperate to live as long as possible, not as large ... More »

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