Electric Language: A Philosophical Study of Word Processing
Michael HeimISBN: 0300077467; 9780300077469;
In this book, Michael Heim provides the first consistent philosophical basis for critically evaluating the impact of word processing on our use of and ideas about language. Building on the transformational theory developed by Walter Ong and Eric Havelock, Heim creates his own unified theory of symbol manipulation with word processing as the primary focus. He concludes with suggestions to compensate for the disadvantages of this new technology.