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Cyber Culture and The Future of Print

Cyber Culture and The Future of Print

How has writing and the way we read changed in the last fifty years? Technology, reading, and writing has changed greatly over the last five decades, but how much has it affected our culture? Technology has become our culture, we are cyber culture. We need everything as fast as we can get it, somehow we’ve lost the time through the years to read and write as we once did.

Computers have changed the way we work, go to college, shop and so many other day to day events. Many people work at home through their computers and the internet, they never even have to step into an office. It gives people the freedom to work when they choose, they could stay up all night and sleep all day. I think it could work well for someone who does not care for the nine to five drill or a parent that wants to stay at home with their children.

Now days it is common to take online college classes, students do not even have the time to attend class. In 1960 or even 1990 it would have been crazy to consider taking a class and never going. The whole class based on teaching through the computer. It is still a fairly new idea and I think a lot of people do not like the idea of paying money for a class they do not even have to attend. I think most people like the interaction between student, teacher, and other classmates. Another change for college classes in relation to technology and computers are the required texts. Already many required readings are available online so students don't even have to buy the book, they can just read it from the web. George Landow states in his essay Twenty Minutes into the Future, or How Are We Moving Beyond the Book? “A good bit of undergraduate reading in America, moreover, does...

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...s... While technology is important and has made life simpler and easier it is not worth sacrificing one of the most precious things we have; time.

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Birkets, Sven. “Into the Electronic Millennium.” Writing Material: Readings from Plato

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