Thursday, September 1, 2011
But what is a text?
The term 'text technologies' is a useful label for the history of the form and content of human communication. The field emerges from what has been traditionally known as the 'History of the Book' or the 'History of Writing', neither of which is capacious enough to incorporate image-text, music, film, and new technologies, such as Blogs. 'Text technologies', though, is such a recent scholarly field that it also requires meticulous clarification. What, then, might it mean?