Comment on New media and the changing role of the user by A. Nelson

I really appreciate how incisively you get to the heart of the matter here, and out McLuhaned McLuhan, AND with such clarity and grace. Thanks! I’m going with a modified “yes” to your question. Production and creativity are foundational, but without reception, consumption, interaction and conversation they are much less powerful. It’s the resonance of the digital vibrations that give them such salience. And time is also bent by the medium. The post might get read (or even clicked on) one time, or nine times, or not at all… at first. But a reader of a later post or someone researching something else might click on it any time, and who knows where that might lead? (Do you have JetPack site stats turned on?)

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Comment on As We May Think by A. Nelson

Contrasting the reading of Bush in Old vs. New Media really highlights how essential the changes in media are. It makes a huge difference and there’s a lot at stake. It isn’t simply a matter of old content into new form.
One wonders how Bush would react to your You-Tube excursion. Last semester one of the seminarians confessed that he had read the text from the physical book, but tried to “enlarge” the print by pinching his fingers on the page. It is not an Ipad!