Computer-Mediated Communication Magazine / Volume 2, Number 3 / March 1, 1995 / Page 9



by Nancy Kaplan

Myron Tuman, in his recent book Word Perfect: Literacy in the Computer Age, and Neil Postman, in his recent book Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology, agree with Jay David Bolter (Writing Space) and Richard Lanham (The Electronic Word) when they argue that the reign of print is or soon will be over. But while Bolter and Lanham glory in the coming transformation, Tuman and Postman look on the future with thinly disguised despair.

These two are hardly alone in their fears.

This page is part of the article, "E-literacies: Politexts, Hypertexts and Other Cultural Formations in the Late Age of Print."

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