From Papyrus to Hypertext

From Papyrus to Hypertext : Toward the Universal Digital Library

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In this study, Christian Vandendorpe examines how digital media and the Internet have changed the process of reading and writing, significantly altering our approaches toward research and reading, our assumptions about audience and response, and our theories of memory, legibility, and context. Reflecting on the full history of the written word, Vandendorpe provides a clear overview of how materiality makes a difference in the creation and interpretation of texts. Looking to the future, reading and writing will continue to evolve based on the current, contested trends of universal digitization and accessibility.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 20.32mm | 453.59g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • 10 photographs; 1 line drawing; 1 table
  • 025203435X
  • 9780252034350

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"In 40 pithy essays, the author considers technological innovations that have transformed writing, altering the activity of reading and the processing of texts, individually and collectively... The book's fragmentary organization--the adroit syntheses can be read in any order--makes it exceptionally accessible ... for the born-digital generation... Essential."--Choice Precious nuggets of information in every chapter."--Communication Research Trends "A valuable study of how reading quietly transforms culture."--Libraries & The Cultural Record
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About Christian Vandendorpe

Christian Vandendorpe is professor of lettres francaises at the University of Ottawa. His publications include Les defis de la publication sur le web: hyperlectures, cybertextes et meta-editions and other works. Phyllis Aronoff and Howard Scott live and translate in Montreal, Quebec.
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