Mixed media

  • Read the Bible in text message-speak on your mobile phone. And then tell me: are there special symbols for “begat” and “lay with her”?
  • From My Mother Was a Computer: Digital Subjects and Literary Texts (which, if the full excerpt is representative, would benefit from a 75% reduction in jargon): “Suppose Don Quixote is transported not into a new time but a new medium, and that the word sequences on the computer screen are identical to Cervantes’ original print edition. Is this electronic version the same work? Subversive as Borges’ fiction, the question threatens to expose major fault lines running through our contemporary ideas of textuality.”

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