DISCUSSION: The author mentions computers to show a possible solution to our storage problems.
They are a flawed solution, but in lines 19-23 the author is showing that they are a possibility.
- Actually, computers offer us the chance of preserving some information. So this goes against the first sentence, which says we’ll lose information.
- CORRECT. Ostensible means ‘so-called’. As in, something that seems like it might work, but has a hidden problem. Computers have issues of their own in terms of losing data.
- The last sentence has nothing to do with lines 19-23. The last sentence of the passage simply emphasizes the urgency of saving information.
- It’s true that computers are another example of how data is quickly lost. But lines 19-23 don’t tell us that. Instead, those lines serve to mention a possible (but misleading) solution to the problem.
- Computers might solve the problem. But there definitely is a problem. The final paragraph makes clear that even if computers work we will still lose much information.
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