Mini-Paper Research your own example of a technological failure (something not in the book). Describe the technology failure. What went wrong? What could have been done to avoid the failure? Mini-Reply Post a reply to the paper after yours in the forum. If your paper is the last one – you got it – reply to the first submission in the forum. The reply should be 300-400 words. Start by briefly thanking the author and saying something positive about the paper you are commenting on. Then respond to the paper. This could be a critique, you could extend the argument, fill in details, or apply one of the ideas in a different context. Finally, end by again saying something positive about the paper and summarizing your comment in a sentence or two. Be respectful! The goal is to learn from the exchange, not to score gotcha points. Ideally, everyone involved grows from the back and forth.