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A Better Pencil : Readers, Writers, and the Digital Revolution, Hardback Book


A Better Pencil examines the digital revolution in light of the history of writing technology.

Baron looks at how we love, fear, actually use our writing machines-not just computers but typewriters, pencils, and clay tablets-how we deploy them to replicate the old ways of doing things while actively generating new modes of mass expression; how we learn to trust new technology and the new and strange sorts of texts that it produces; hwo we expand the notionof who can write and who can't; and how we free our readers and writers while at the same time trying to regulate their activities.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 280 pages, numerous halftones
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Sociolinguistics
  • ISBN: 9780195388442



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