ABC: The Alphabetization of the Popular Mind
An intense examination of the effects of technology on literacy and language. The authors argue that there is a phenomenon transforming modern culture--language is becoming part of a technology of "information systems" with an emphasis on control, rather than human exchange. As a result, all language is becoming debased.
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The alphabetization of the popular mindUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
The authors argue that the relation that has bound speaker to speech and made discourse whole and meaningful disintegrated with the invention of the alphabet, leaving streams of separate words ... Read full review
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Fascinating how standardizing grammar in 1492 corresponds directly and explicitly with empire building. Read full review