Analysis Of The Article Dot.Com? Don’t Bother!

1191 words - 5 pages

Analysis of the Article "Dot.com? Don’t bother!"


Posted recently by T.J. Straith on a British website titled I-resign.com- a kind of online financial resource that offers information and services to individuals in the modern workplace –the article "Dot.com? Don’t bother!" provides a somewhat comical yet focused, criticism-based look into the pitfalls associated with investing in today’s tech-related startup companies- the kind that base future earnings, market demand and overall success on guestimation and facts from the current market.

Designed to serve as a massive attack against the idea of investing in newly developed or developing tech companies, the article in itself -through the use of objective facts, detailed descriptions of the market, example situations, and even personal experience based on the author’s own investment in a failed tech-company- provides the reader with enough information to understand the truths behind the market, accomplished in an almost completely objective fashion, and then calls for modern investors to place value in realistic goals and not the “the hyperinflationary world of dotcom valuations.”

As an opinion article, Straith’s intent is obviously to educate the reader in such a way that brings the person to his level of understanding- a level at which the hype behind new tech companies should be taken with a pound of salt. In general, the author relies heavily on denotative language to hold the article together, which essentially holds the audience in place. “The dotcom craze infected whole economies.” Deep reflections on society, religion, philosophy, or anything else representative of connotative language clearly have no real place in the article- it’s designed to inform, and so it does in an easy-to-comprehend fashion.

Straith’s focus is based on a solidly ethos appeal, exhibiting what seems to be an interest in the financial welfare of the reader while demonstrating that he is well learned on the topic discussed- factors that support the article throughout, and subtly add to his credibility. The delivery is considerably lengthy, Straith seems to leave no stone unturned in his pursuit to inform readers of the vagaries of investing in start-up tech companies. As mentioned, the brunt of the article is based in denotative language, using information which directly appeals to business-oriented readers, but is not so complex that those unfamiliar with business terms, or the area of the market with which Straith deals, might feel left out.

Cleverly, he uses some connotative language at the beginning of new sections in the article, which do the job of holding the reader’s attention while building renewed interest in what is being discussed. There also exist some examples of humor, which do just as good of job at holding the readers’ attention: “The dotcom craze infected whole economies. The contagion spread as gushing news articles, glamorous profiles of Internet luminaries and...

Find Another Essay On Analysis of the Article Dot.com? Don’t bother!

This is an article analysis of Jack in the Box

721 words - 3 pages The article I have chosen to summarize highlights the accounting practices of a San Diego--based company, Jack in the Box, Inc. (NYSE: JBX). In addition to summarizing the article, I will discuss how the concepts of the article relate to my organization The Platinum Company Inc., including, making recommendations for improvement for my organization based on the article. Lastly, explain the importance of ethics in accounting and financial

Analysis of William Glasser's Article, "The Quality School Curriculum"

740 words - 3 pages William Glasser presents many intriguing ideas toward education in his article "The Quality School Curriculum". Dr.Glasser proposes that to produce better educated students, schools must utilize a "Quality" curriculum which makes students active participants in the learning process. Dr.Glasser begins by arguing the various "problems" existing in today's curriculum. He argues that schools do not need more coercion from upper-level

analysis of an magazine article

854 words - 4 pages modern world. For the entirety of my magazine article there is a switch from first person to second person. I have established that a first person narrative technique is to be used in the magazine article in the sentence ‘we don’t really think about it’, ‘we’ being the main indicator of the first person. This technique allows me to convey the writer’s thoughts and feelings, enabling the writer to give out information on the reader. However, it

Analysis of a Boxing Article

1271 words - 5 pages Analysis of a Boxing Article The headline does what headlines do. It grabs the readers attention, and suggest what we expect to find when we read on. “NO ONE IS FORECED TO FIGHT” is a sharp phrase that goes straight to the point. The bias of the editorial is clear from the headline, and we expect to read something in favor of the boxers right to box, especially since they are not “FORCED”. As expected it is told with

Article Analysis: Hold the Hijab

1832 words - 7 pages In a Los Angeles Times article entitled “Hold the Hijab,” the author argues that a company with a history of strict clothing guidelines has the authority to restrict its employees from wearing religious head coverings. This directly applies to a recent court case where Disneyland fired a Muslim woman from the Storyteller’s Café. This woman, Imane Boudlal, refused to follow Disney’s dress guidelines by wearing her hijab to work. Thus, Disney

Analysis of Billing's Article, Are Women in Management Victims of the Phantom of the Male Norm?

3539 words - 14 pages . Unfortunately, the author does not mention the actual question asked, nor provides a transcript of any of the interviews, therefore leaving a blank on their quality assessment and interpretation. Comments on Interviews - Sampling As already stated, although the article presents primary data analysis, it seems unclear whether the findings can be generalized to an entire population because the sample size is limited. (Brett-Davies 2007

Analysis of Unplugged: The Myth of Computers in the Classroom, Article by David Gelernter

849 words - 3 pages field of technology, suggests to limit the use of technology in the classroom in his article “Unplugged: The Myth of Computers in the Classroom” which was published in the New Republic magazine in 1994. In this article he offers well illustrated analysis which makes the readers to regulate the use of technology in the classroom. He thinks that the technology comes in a way of building strong foundation of basic skills. He insists that computers

Article Analysis of Hugo Chave's Death

1472 words - 6 pages he has helped build the country. Regardless, most people feel as though the country will continue to develop. In the first article, “The U.S Reaction To Chávez’s Death: From Mourning To Celebration” by Tom Watkins, there were different opinions on Chávez. On one side, many people were celebrating his death by going out to Venezuelan restaurants such as El Arepazo, a restaurant outside of Miami, and others cheered and waved the Venezuelan flags

Rhetorical analysis of Michael Gerson's article

1251 words - 6 pages and seasoned bureaucrat and has also served on advisory committees for the President of the United States, the article under analysis here published by the Washington Post has many rhetorical elements to capture and engage the reader. Rhetorical elements of ethos, pathos and logos are clearly used in this article. We shall now document the occurrence and of such statements by through extracts from the article and discuss its effectiveness and

Critical Analysis of a Published Article

1197 words - 5 pages The main point of this article is facts about arranged marriage. This article has addressed to the audience of British society apart to British Asians. Because the writer, intended to present them the real meaning, about the arranged marriages and how it works. In addition, it gives a clear method to the part of British people who an arranged marriage is different from their viewpoints. The writer gave this article an obvious title, which

Analysis of Desmond Morris' Article Territorial Behavior

1025 words - 4 pages Analysis of Desmond Morris' Article Territorial Behavior In this essay I intend to discuss and evaluate Desmond Morris's article on 'Territorial Behavior'. After reading his article, and having taken into account his thoughts and perceptions, I feel I can relate to as well as appreciate the most part of what he wrote, however, on the other hand, our opinions differentiate moderately over certain

Similar Essays

Comparison Of The Crucible And Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

1503 words - 6 pages In the most publicized gay bashing, the dead body of Adam R. Schindler Jr., an American naval radioman, was found battered and disfigured in a public toilet in a park in Japan where he had been serving [Sterngold]. After revealing his homosexuality to his peers in the army, he had been left unrecognizably mutilated and beaten to death. In response, in 1993, the Clinton administration initiated “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” [DADT] which meant that

Analysis Of Article

652 words - 3 pages In the article “Remember, ladies, fitting into that bikini is as easy as (eating) pie”, Dave Barry, humor columnist for the Miami Herald, uses whimsy and wit to give his opinion on the fashion industry’s portrayal of the “ideal woman.” The media has successfully plastered the image of the “ideal” female form in every nook and cranny of society, and it seems that Dave Barry is sick of it. Though his article is short, his point is clear. Barry is

The Onion Article Analysis

696 words - 3 pages In contemporary society the attacks on itself are everywhere. The internet is a collection of articles poking fun at the trends of society, and more specifically, the actions of the youth. Shortcuts are used by the students of modernized societies, and a vile habit of complacency is shown in the article “Girl Moved To Tears by Of Mice and Men Cliffs Notes”, a satirical composition of mock journalism, that illustrates the apathy and laziness of a

Analysis Of Michael Levin´S Article The Case Of Torture

1087 words - 5 pages Michael Levin's article on "The Case for Torture." is an article which mainly discusess the use of torture as necessary and important in order to safeguard the lives of the many innocents and society and, is justifiable. In one of his examples, he verbally states that the mass murder of millions of an innocent crowd by a terrorist justifies the use an act of torture to stop such a brutal and barbaric act. This is a question of ethics