一、The Rise of Shanzhai Culture
The vast array of knockoff name-brand products, such as cell phones, DVDs, MP3 players, have made “shanzhai” the hottest word of the year. With the media all over the rise of shanzhai culture, public opinions are clearly divided。
Advocates associate it with innovation, the DIY spirit, open-mindedness and practicality, as shanzhai products often mix imitation with innovation – a similar skin but a different heart. The end products are usually more functional and much cheaper than the original. Besides, they respond to the market more swiftly and they are more considerate in design. Thanks to them, more people at the grassroots level can enjoy the benefit of modern technology。
However, other people, including myself, hold more reserved attitudes towards the shanzhai fever. For all the popularity it has won, a copycat is a copycat. The mockery of the prestige products not only steals their profits but also upsets market competition. Moreover, shanzhai products thrive on the current legal loopholes. Under the disguise of anti-dominance slogans, they make illegal profits by violating intellectual property rights and evading taxes. And to top it off, the so-called innovation is only senseless talk as true innovation always faces huge costs and potential failures, while plagiarism simply builds success on other people’s risks。
二、Information and My Life
As you know， information plays an important role in our modern society. Someone ~ys that ours is a society of information. I agree with him. In fact， information is expanding at an increasing rate. As a member of modern society， I am fully aware of the significance of information to my life. It affects nearly every aspect of my life. Then how to obtain and deal with information seems to be of utmost importance.
As for me， the first way to obtain information is to go to library. Our library is so large that it covers a wide range of subjects. Various kinds of information can be got in it. Information about society， economy， politics and sciences will give you a fresh mind. Of course， library isn′ t the only source of information. I can learn much information by other means. Even when talking with my friends I can get a lot of useful information.
But information is so immense that we haven′ t ample energy and time to deal deeply with′ it. Moreover， some of the information might not be true. So， how to select information is also significant to me. Listen to all， trust only three tenths. To obtain accurate information and to throw off the false part of it should be our goal.
Information should be made full use in my life. Right now， I try to use information mostly on my studies. When I get into society several years later， information will probably become more and moreimportant.