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Better Pencil Readers, Writers, and the Digital Revolution

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ISBN-10: 0195388445

ISBN-13: 9780195388442

Edition: 2009

Authors: Dennis Baron

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Computers, now the writer's tool of choice, are still blamed by skeptics for a variety of ills, from speeding writing up to the point of recklessness, to complicating or trivializing the writing process, to destroying the English language itself. A Better Pencil puts our complex, still-evolving hate-love relationship with computers and the internet into perspective, describing how the digital revolution influences our reading and writing practices, and how the latest technologies differ from what came before. The book explores our use ofcomputers as writing tools in light of the history of communication technology, a history of how we love, fear, and actually use our writing technologies -…    
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/24/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Preface: Technologies of the Word
Thoreau's Pencil
National Handwriting Day
Writing on Clay
When WordStar Was King
Trusting the Text
Writing on Screen
Everyone's an Author
A Space of One's Own
The Dark Side of the Web
From Pixels to Pencils
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