It’s a Blurry Sort of Thing

Nicola has a good summary of some of the differences discussed in the symposium. This will no doubt continue, but I really don’t think changing a style on a blog is network literacy, to me that’s like saying knowing how to turn a page in a book makes you print literate, or changing a car tyre means you are mechanically adept. It is much, much, thicker than this, as the example of print literacy I think actually shows. It so deeply naturalised for us that to make it seem odd seems, well odd, but it is a recent invention, it was as revolutionary in its time as the internet is now, and there was nothing natural or inevitable about it.

Reckon there’s a few more rounds left in this one.