Writing in the Future

Posted on: April 7, 2014

typing21-300x200We recently ran across an essay by Tom Chatfield called “I type, therefore I am.” Chatfield kicks things off by asking the question, “More human beings can write and type their every thought than ever before. Something to celebrate or deplore?” That got us thinking. It seems like everyone has a blog these days, and a website, and of course, a Facebook page. This massive sharing that has come with new technologies has opened up the world of writing, but to what end?

What was once seen as an activity of the elite, has now come to the masses: “In the past few decades, more than six billion mobile phones and two billion internet-connected computers have come into the world. As a result of this, for the first time ever we live not only in an era of mass literacy, but also — thanks to the act of typing onto screens ­— in one of mass participation in written culture.” 

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