Tuesday, August 14, 2007

The literary hard drive ...

... Hamlet.doc? Literature in a Digital Age. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

... by and large there has been a massive shift in the technological foundation of our writing, literary and otherwise; in the particular realm of literature and literary scholarship, this means that a writer working today will not and cannot be studied in the future in the same way as writers of the past, since the basic material evidence of their authorial activity — manuscripts and drafts, working notes, correspondence, journals — is, like all textual production, increasingly migrating to the electronic realm.

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