After reading this article, I would say that I would have to agree with the author. Technology has completely changed in the past few years. People depend on it for everything and it for the most part on the tip of our fingers. Because of the demand of technology people have given up books and research methods. They have threw away what we used for years, and turned to google and the internet. It is sad how things have changed, but at the same time it is beneficial. The authors tone was very relatable and his intended audience was todays generation. I think the authors purpose of writing this article is to inform people in our generation how accustomed we have gotten to the internet, and how we have forgotten about other sources of knowledge. There were different types of rhetorical devices in this piece like anecdotes and similes.