Monthly Archives: August 2010

How Does Technology Change Reading?

Take a look at Tim Carmody’s recent Atlantic essay “10 Reading Revolutions Before E-Books” for an interesting historical perspective on this question.  As Elizabeth Eisenstein (1979) told us, the printing press allowed for the reliable production of “identical text” — … Continue reading

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The Medieval Help Desk

“Writing is a technology that restructures thought …” – Walter J. Ong

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Remix Culture, Remix Writing

With all the talk about remix and “remix culture” (Lessig, 2008), it is useful to remind ourselves that remixing is not just a byproduct of the digital age. The networked computer may make copying, remixing, and viral distribution technically easier, … Continue reading

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