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Oral tradition and the internet : pathways of the mind

Author: John Miles Foley
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2012.
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"The major purpose of this book is to illustrate and explain the fundamental similarities and correspondences between humankind's oldest and newest thought-technologies: oral tradition and the Internet. Despite superficial differences, both technologies are radically alike in depending not on static products but rather on continuous processes, not on "What?" but on "How do I get there?" In contrast to the fixed  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Miles Foley
ISBN: 9780252037184 0252037189 9780252078699 0252078691
OCLC Number: 778074278
Description: xv, 292 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: For Book-readers Only --
Home Page --
Getting Started --
Disclaimer --
Book versus Website --
Response --
Linkmaps --
Nodes in Alphabetical Order. A Foot in Each World ; Accuracy ; Agora As Verbal Marketplace ; Agora Correspondences ; Agoraphobia ; Arena of Oral Tradition ; Arena of the Text ; Arena of the Web ; Audience Critique ; Bellerophon and His Tablet ; Citizenship in Multiple Agoras ; Cloud and Tradition ; Contingency ; Culture As Network ; Culture Shock ; Distributed Authorship ; Don't Trust Everything You Read in Books ; eAgora ; eCompanions ; eEditions ; ePathways ; eWords ; Excavating an Epic ; Freezing Wikipedia ; Getting Published or Getting Sequestered ; Homo Sapiens' Calendar Year ; How to Build a Book ; Ideology of the Text ; Illusion of Object ; Illusion of Stasis ; Impossibility of tPathways ; In the Public Domain ; Indigestible Words ; Just the Facts ; Leapfrogging the Text ; Misnavigation ; Morphing Book ; Museum of Verbal Art ; Not So Willy-nilly ; oAgora ; Online with OT ; oPathways ; Owning versus Sharing ; oWords ; Polytaxis ; Proverbs ; Reading Backwards ; Real-time versus Asynchronous ; Reality Remains in Play ; Recur Not Repeat ; Remix ; Responsible Agora-business ; Resynchronizing the Event ; Singing on the Page ; Spectrum of Texts ; Stories Are Linkmaps ; Systems versus Things ; tAgora ; Texts and Intertextuality ; Three Agoras ; tWords ; Variation within Limits ; Why Not Textualize? 269 Wiki.
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