Back to the Oral Tradition Through Skywriting at the Speed of Thought

Harnad, Stevan (2003) Back to the Oral Tradition Through Skywriting at the Speed of Thought. [Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)] (In Press)

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There is every reason to believe that our talking heads and their interacting minds will be incomparably more fecund once those slow iterative cycles by which our knowledge had been created and accumulated in the Gutenberg era are restored to the speed of stone-age thought by skywriting in the PostGutenberg Galaxy. It's all a matter of timing. And reaping its rewards is just a matter of time.

Item Type:Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)
Additional Information:Les défis de la publication sur le Web: Hyperlectures, cybertextes et méta-editions. Colloque organisé dans le cadre des " Quinzièmes entretiens " du Centre Jacques-Cartier, 9-11 décembre 2002, Lyon - ENSSIB
Subjects:Psychology > Comparative Psychology
ID Code:3021
Deposited By:Harnad, Stevan
Deposited On:19 Jun 2003
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:55

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