Philosophical Musings

November 2, 2007

Why Digital Text Trumps Analog

Filed under: Digital Culture — Elad Kehat @ 1:08 pm

I often find myself trying to explain why it is that I read so much more today than ever before but dead trees never play a part in this activity.

The preamble to this blog post by Nick Carr caught my attention, as a good explanation:

 My column in today’s Guardian looks at Marshall McLuhan’s second life as a prophet of internet media. A couple of my references had to be cut from the column for space reasons. Here’s the full text, with links.

Read the second and third sentences again. Each sentence contains an important point, but it’s mentioned in a very casual way so it’s easy to miss.

Didn’t catch it yet? Take a look at David Weinberger’s Everything is Miscellaneous.

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