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    Quote Originally Posted by unsung truth View Post
    I just don't see literacy as dying anytime soon.
    I think it's something worth thinking about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by murkrow View Post
    So you support the second way?
    Yes, Murkrow, I support the second way. Why wouldn't I? I have been inducted over many years into the world of literacy.

    But mate, look around you. The author is dead.

    You and I are merely having a conversation - neither of us is an auteur.

    Our prized individuality is evaporating in the Noosphere - we are becoming one tribe that shares its one feeling at the same time over the electronic media.

    Mate, we are entering the New Dark Ages.

    In the old Dark Ages the literate monks were forced to retire to their fortress monasteries and spent their time in the Scriptorium copying by hand the Ancient Greek Bible and by necessity, the Ancient Greek Philosophers.

    And it was the combination of the Ancient Greek Bible and the Ancient Greek Philosophers that gave is the Rennaisance.

    So the literate retire in the face of the internet, preparing for and awaiting the next Rennaisance.

    What fun we shall have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Flak View Post
    That's up to Victor, but his posts make my brain feel good, even though I don't know what he's getting at half the time.
    I don't know either mate. But I take after the patron saint of the internet, Marshall McLuhan, who said his work was a series of probes rather than a finished product.

    In fact the meaning of my communication is your response.

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    Nothin' wrong with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unsung truth View Post
    I just don't see literacy as dying anytime soon
    The way to look at it is this -

    1. All environments are invisible - after all fish didn't discover water.

    2. The content of this environment is the previous environment - in the same way theatre is the content of the new environment of television.

    - so environments are stacked inside one another like Russian dolls
    - and where each environment is the content of the next environment.

    So you are quite right, literacy is not dying - rather it has been relegated to content - literacy is now the content of our new environment, the Noosphere.

    Just look right in front of you now - I am writing in the Noosphere.

    My writing is the content of the Noosphere.

    And the Noosphere is our new environment.

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    you would make a brilliant quantum theorist
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    Quote Originally Posted by entropie View Post
    you would make a brilliant quantum theorist
    That's only common neo-catholic ramblings, you know...
    "A man who only drinks water has a secret to hide from his fellow-men" -Baudelaire

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    Okay, I'm a bit more simple minded about everything.. but I do believe literacy will never die. As far as I can see, reading and writing still has plenty of people who prefer it, in all sorts of mediums. It's true that technology has dumbed down some of the ways people do things and I see the decline in education with the public schools through my youngest one, forcing me to step in more and more to prepare her for the real world outside of school.. but in the end, its our responsibility to ensure literacy is valid, and that television has it's place, but it's not in the center of the room. I use the television all the time to listen to what goes on in the world, in my area, and to entertain. It's never stopped me from turning it off and listening to new music, reading a new book from my favorite author, or maintaining my necessary tasks in life. I take that responsibility into my own hands to ensure there's a balance in all of it, so I believe it won't be such a crisis if that is the way everyone handles it. I'm sure the T.V. wouldn't harm your home.. mayhap you're just a bit scared of the hold you've seen it have on other people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    My aversion to television was instinctual - my hatred of television was visceral.
    Same. I abhor television.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackmail! View Post
    That's only common neo-catholic ramblings, you know...
    Of course you are quite right, you know...

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