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Towards A Theory of Secondary Literacy « Snarkmarket
"This is where most of the futur­ists got it wrong — the impact of radio, tele­vi­sion, and the tele­phone weren’t going to be solely or even pri­mar­ily on more and more speech, but, for tech­ni­cal or cul­tural or who-knows-exactly-what rea­sons, on writ­ing! We didn’t give up writ­ing — we put it in our pock­ets, took it out­side, blended it with sound, pic­tures, and video, and sent it over radio waves so we could “talk” to our friends in real-time. And we used those same radio waves to down­load books and news­pa­pers and every­thing else to our screens so we would have some­thing to talk about."
timcarmody  literacy  reading  writing  secondaryliteracy  snarkmarket  books  radio  multimedia  marshallmcluhan  walterong  jacquesderrida  secondaryorality 
december 2009 by robertogreco
Snarkmarket: Towards A Theory of Secondary Literacy
"impact of radio, television & telephone weren’t going to be solely or even primarily on more & more speech, but, for technical or cultural or who-knows-exactly-what reasons, on writing! We didn’t give up writing - we put it in our pockets, took it outside, blended it w/ sound, pictures, video, sent it over radio waves so we could “talk” to our friends in real-time. & we used those same radio waves to download books & newspapers & everything else to our screens so we would have something to talk about. This is the thing about literacy today, that needs above all not to be misunderstood. Both people who say that reading/writing have declined & that reading/writing are stronger than ever are right & wrong. It’s not a return to the word, unchanged. It’s a literacy transformed by existence of electronic media that it initially has nothing in common with. It’s also transformed by all textual forms - mail, newspaper, book, bulletin board, etc. It’s not purely one thing or another."
literacy  media  newmedia  secondaryliteracy  snarkmarket  writing  reading  speech  tcsnmy  change  transformation  evolution  aggregation 
july 2009 by robertogreco

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