Impact of computers

IB English B: Impact of computers

Walter J. Ong"s Orality & Literacy: The Technologizing of the Word (1982) is a classic academic publication. It is thirty years old by now, but on re-reading it remains challenging and relevant. It is principally concerned with the differences between how oral cultures and literate cultures handle and conserve knowledge, arguing (I simplify drastically) that while oral cultures have to rely on formulaic language which...


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