Personal Computer

While personal computers are certainly an important component of many lives, this short essay on the personal computer, apparently directed to a lay audience, is extremely problematic in its logical construction. At the beginning of the essay, there is no specific statistic justifying the contention that personal computers are growing more common when the author asserts: "one of the great breakthroughs in the past 50 years has been the widespread availability of the personal computer." It is merely assumed that the reader agrees with the author. Why fifty years is selected as a notable point in the history is also not cited. The author also states that "this powerful learning tool has revolutionized everything from commerce to education and changed the very way everyone conducts his or her daily lives" without providing any specific examples to support this generalization.

Almost no evidence is cited to support sweeping generalizations...
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