How to write a Virginia Heffernan article.

 

How to write a Virginia Heffernan article.

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Step 1: Isolate popular technology trend.

Step 2: Confess, in a “between-friends” tone, her usage of said technology.

Step 3: Adopt didactic tone and inform readers of their irreversible descent into hell for being suckered by the latest technology.

Step 4: Repeat step 2.  Rinse.

Step 5: Adopt “I’m plain folk, just like you my readers, and together we can be confused by technology” tone.  Intentionally (?) misconstrue various facts.

Step 6: Explain to aforementioned other plain folk (the readers) exactly what _____ technology can do for you.

Step 7:  Repeat step 3.  Rinse.

Step 8: Submit to leading newspaper.  Watch snarky blogging nobodies spend Sunday deconstructing.  Return to step 1.

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