Beer Can by John Updike tone?

What is the writer's characterisitc voic or tone? What kind of person do you imagine this writer to be? Can you please answer this, this would be really helpful.

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    "piff" Larry C. Randen lranden@charter.net

    http://home.earthlink.net/~ggsurplus/meaningofbeer...

    [SOURCE: Consider these words on "The Beer Can" (1964) from John Updike, as he mourns the coming of the tab top:

    This seems to be the era of gratuitous inventions and negative improvements. Consider the beer can. It was beautiful -- as beautiful as the clothespin, as inevitable as the wine bottle, as dignified and reassuring as the fire hydrant. A tranquil cylinder of delightfully resonant metal, it could be opened in an instant, requiring only the application of a handy gadget freely dispensed by every grocer. Who can forget the small, symmetrical thrill of those two triangular punctures, the dainty piff, the little crest of suds that foamed eagerly in the exultation of release?

    Source(s): Consider these words on "The Beer Can" (1964) from John Updike, as he mourns the coming of the tab top: This seems to be the era of gratuitous inventions and negative improvements. Consider the beer can. It was beautiful -- as beautiful as the clothespin, as inevitable as the wine bottle, as dignified and reassuring as the fire hydrant. A tranquil cylinder of delightfully resonant metal, it could be opened in an instant, requiring only the application of a handy gadget freely dispensed by every grocer. Who can forget the small, symmetrical thrill of those two triangular punctures, the dainty piff, the little crest of suds that foamed eagerly in the exultation of release? http://home.earthlink.net/~ggsurplus/meaningofbeer... Larry C. Randen lranden@charter.net
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