The passage most strongly suggests that the author holds which one of the following views?

Jordan on July 25 at 07:08PM

D vs E

Could the difference between these two be further explained? I was stuck between the two, and switched to D at the last moment as I felt it was of higher priority to the author, considering it is how the passage ends, "make it virtually impossible for archivists to sort the essential from the dispensable in time to save it." Based on the passage, it doesn't seem to show that the author disagrees with this statement, so I am confused about how this view is not held by the author. I initially put E, but changed due to my feelings on D being more relevant/directly stated by the author, as I did not think the passage ever talked about how future generations would view the past. I saw the other explanation stating that D is wrong simply because it is a fact, not a claim, and was a bit confused by that explanation, since it, 's not something I think have ever seen come up when distinguishing between two answers for this type of question.

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Emil on August 5 at 12:16AM

Good question, I'll go through my thinking on the two. Looking at D, I think it's wrong because the author doesn't have to hold that view. While the author would agree that the problem of choosing what to record and what not to record has become an even bigger problem recently, we have no reason to think that this wasn't also a problem for those monks copying Plato mentioned. I would dispute d because the author might actually disagree with the claim there.

I'm not sure if I agree with the other reason for disregarding d.

As for e, that's more or less an implication of the authors main point. Since we know this is impactful, and we know that past archivists actions have had a major impact on the present, it seems reasonable that given the change in tech and the volume of media the same will be true to an even greater degree in the future.