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Does writing have a future?

Does writing have a future?

Author: Vilém Flusser; Mark Poster
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2011.
Series: Electronic mediations, v. 33.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
This title asks what will happen to thought and communication as written communication gives way, inevitably, to digital expression. In the introduction, it proposes that writing does not, in fact, have a future because everything that is now conveyed in writing - and much that cannot be - can be recorded and transmitted by other means. The balance of this book teases out the nuances of these developments.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Flusser, Vilém, 1920-1991.
Does writing have a future?
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2010030719
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Vilém Flusser; Mark Poster
ISBN: 9780816676958 081667695X 9781452947228 1452947228
OCLC Number: 711004421
Language Note: English translation of: Die Schrift : hat Schreiben Zukunft?
Description: 1 online resource (xxvii, 178 pages)
Contents: Does Writing Have a Future? --
Introduction --
Superscript --
Inscriptions --
Notation --
Letters of the Alphabet --
Texts --
Print --
Instructions --
Spoken Languages --
Poetry --
Ways of Reading --
Deciphering --
Books --
Letters --
Newspapers --
Stationeries --
Desks --
Scripts --
The Digital --
Recoding --
Series Title: Electronic mediations, v. 33.
Other Titles: Schrift.
Responsibility: Vilém Flusser ; introduction by Mark Poster ; translated by Nancy Ann Roth.


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