Electric Language

Electric Language

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In this book Michael Heim provides the first consistent philosophical basis for critically evaluating the impact of word processing on our use of and ideas about language. This edition includes a new foreword by David Gelernter, a new preface by the author, and an updated bibliography. qNot only important but seminal, on the cutting-edge, furrowing new conceptual territory.q-Walter J. Ong, S.J. qA philosopher ponders how the word processor has affected language use and our ideas about it. Heim shrewdly updates a school of thought, associated with such thinkers as Walter Ong, that maintains all changes in writing technology tend to change the way we perceive the world. His argument that word processing leads to fragmented thinking should be addressed and debated.q-Carlin Romano, Philadelphia Inquirer qThe arguments range over all of Western philosophy (and some Eastern as well), from the ancient Greeks to contemporary phenomenology. . . . Everyone who has used a word processor will find much tothink about in Heim's ideas.q-David Weinberger, Byte qFascinating, clear, and well-done . . . stimulating and challenging.q-Don Ihde, Philosophy and RhetoricNota Bene is certainly one of the most thoroughly engineered pieces of software available. It is meticulously documented down to the finest detail and presented with stringent logic; the manual contains several hundred pages packed withanbsp;...

Title:Electric Language
Author: Michael Heim
Publisher:Yale University Press - 1999

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