Fighterpilot wrote:Why not do a thesis on the rise of paid for viral marketing on Internet forums ala Nvidia focus group activities and their impact?
Or better yet, fanboyism!
It sucks balls too because I'd like to argue the side of "Computers can be good for society" but everything I've been coming across says the opposite, the "Credible" sources anyhow.... uhhh i'm just sick of the whole experience already.... Change of topic lmfao?
Writing a paper shouldn't be too difficult to do. Write about something that you are interested in. Maybe you can answer or address a question you've always had with some sort of analysis. It seems that you have a lot of leeway in regards to what you can write about. You can really go far and do something awesome. I personally find writing papers to be thoroughly enjoyable because it allows me to really address and learn about things I'm specifically interested in. Oh and as odd as it sounds but having a really awesome list of cited references is something that I find... sexy. Or just cool.
FWIW, I'm sure you can find literature within academia that talks about the benefits of computers, in some form or another. Look within the social sciences, that is right up their alley. Additionally, you could argue against what the literature is saying if you disagree. Especially with the social sciences, there is probably more wiggle room for arguing, at least for the paper you want to do. With the physical sciences it is a bit trickier since the data and numbers are right there, but dealing with social patterns is a bit easier.