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Technology has always had a hand in the shaping of languages From the time cavemen formed tools to draw pictures to the internet age technology has changed the way we write and speak With the spread of the internet age we have seen many changes in English in the last few years The English language will continue to evolve and spread with our increased dependence on these new technologies The December 31 1999 issue of the Economist wrote The birth of the computer and its American operating systems gave English a nudge ahead that of the internet has given it a huge pushp85 With America being the leader in computer and internet technology English speaking people have reaped the benefits Silicon Valley is going to cater to the clientele that it is most apt to reach and make the highest profit from That is good news for English speakers bad for those that speak another language The main option for these non-English speakers is to learn enough English to be able to work Farrar 2the computer software This leads to the spread of English throughout the world The global economy is another way that technology effects English In an article in Fortune Justin Fox writes To compete globally more and more European businesses are making English their official languagep209 The global economy is only successful if the technology available works The technology that encompasses the global economy includes telephone orders telecommunications internet businesses web sites etc Without adequate technology the economy would be more focused on local business In this technology as with computer software English is the dominant language In order for
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