Process vs. Content, Part 1 – the writing life, such as it is, from outside of nature & inside of technology


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1 Response to Process vs. Content, Part 1 – the writing life, such as it is, from outside of nature & inside of technology

  1. michaeljalan says:

    One might argue that the most intrusive and far reaching bit of technology to obfuscate the writing process was introduced by Gutenberg in 1439. Instead of painstakingly copying words of wisdom and wonderful illustrations by candlelight and quill, any fleeting thought could then be (relatively) effortlessly reproduced and presented to the masses.

    I remember how confusing it was at Digital Equipment when the first word processors began cranking out immaculately typeset memos about someone I had never met going on vacation for a couple of days. Prior to that anything that someone bothered to typeset was actually important. The introduction of email at DEC meant a hundred people who didn’t care could receive the vacation notice.

    Progress.

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