A Better Pencil: Readers, Writers, and the Digital Revolution
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 notion of 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.
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Review: A Better Pencil: Readers, Writers, and the Digital RevolutionUser Review - Dominique Pierre Batiste - Goodreads
An interesting study in Cultural Forms, in this case, specifically, writing and writing intruments Read full review
Review: A Better Pencil: Readers, Writers, and the Digital RevolutionUser Review - Jane Hammons - Goodreads
Baron is a linguist and gives a good overview of the history of communication. I began reading this because I teach writing but I ended up really liking it for many reasons. It does inform my teaching ... Read full review