Category Archives: Week 3 blog post

Daniel White

I want to begin with Johnson’s article Information Infrastructure as Rhetoric: Tools for Analysis. As Johnson points out, databases make it so much easier to search for information, which of course is good, right? Because the easier it is to … Continue reading

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Consistent Innovation in Literacy Tech

Dennis Baron’s “From Pencils to Pixels” was a fascinating read detailing how different literacy technologies like the act of writing itself, the simple number two pencil and today’s modern day computer were all initially met with mixed feelings and trepidation … Continue reading

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Week Three

The strange concept regarding the evolution of the complexity of the internet, is not just the dependence of humankind on it, but in combination its momentum as a growing process. It seems no historical technology can parallel to the rate … Continue reading

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Blog Post #3

I’ve been writing for the past eleven years of my life and copyediting for the past year. When I first started writing, I used a spiral notebook to create my works and it took me weeks to finish writing a … Continue reading

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ProQuest = NoQuest?

Reading Johnson’s “Information Infrastructure as Rhetoric” definitely made me reflect on my years in high school and past two years of college. Using databases like Jstor, ProQuest and Gale, I always felt technologically savvy and efficient. Being able to search … Continue reading

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Haves and Have Nots

In Dennis Baron’s article “From Pencils to Pixels: The Stages of Literacy Technology,” Baron claims that “Literacy has always functioned to divide haves from have nots” (16). This struck me hard. I never really viewed literacy as a form of … Continue reading

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Emoji Revolution: Overcoming the Disconnect of Literacy Technology

At first glance, lines etched into stone tablets bear little resemblance to modern writing.  Yet, as Baron explains in his article “From Pencils to Pixels: the Stages of Literacy Technology,” these mysterious marks represent the dawn of literacy technology and … Continue reading

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The Pen Is Mightier

It may seem time saving to be using a computer versus hand printing your notes, it may seem like you can get more done and can better multi-task. All of these things are true; however, are we losing something by … Continue reading

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Outen : Dennis Baron

Denis Baron’s “The Stages of Literacy Technology,” influenced me to realize how much we humans rely on computers and the importance of human labor. Baron’s article indicates, “The speaker of the House of Representatives suggested that inner-city children should try … Continue reading

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Too Dependent on Computers?

Dennis Baron’s “From Pencils to Pixels: The Stages of Literary Technology” struck me in its careful trace of literary technological advancements.  Particularly, his statements regarding how seemingly trivial and mundane technologies such as telephones and pencils actually had very big … Continue reading

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