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Siri, Take This Down: Will Voice Control Shape Our Writing?

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Do our writing means change our written ends?

 

 

 

 

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Much to think about here and, at least from my point of view, well worth reading. Does the writing technology somehow impact the written end product?

 

However, in phrasing the question that way, I'm aware that it assumes that there is an implied "yes/no" response assumption. 

 

The author is sophisticated enough to provide thought-provoking contemplations on "both sides" of the question. 

 

The article makes it fairly clear that whether or not, the written product articulates great ideas regarding the "universal truths," the opinions on the question of their writing "tools," whether opined by the likes of Plato, Milton, Mark Twain, or David McCullough existed within a time and place that would never have a universal baseline. What came before Plato in terms of story creation and recording influenced the impact of the technology shift. What came after Plato, was not changing storytelling from oral to written, but rather from written after the shift Plato was concerned about to written one way to written another way. The concerns that Plato had were probably legitimate while written stories were a completely new phenomenon. But, they would eventually become accepted and adapted to by those who loved stories. Addressing initial concerns and discovering unrealized advantages of the new put written stories in a different place than they were when Plato offered his concerns. 

 

Remember the switch from slide rules to calculators? The concern was whether we'd no longer be able to think if a machine did the thinking for us? But, today those who employ math in their required skill set seem to be doing math accurately, perhaps more accurately and definitely more quickly than in the slide rule days. And, because of those advantages, we all are benefitting from math in ways that were not yet conceived of during the initial transition phase from slide rules to calculators.

 

"New" takes time to find itself. "New" almost always meets resistance from those who "got the job done just fine" with a sliderule or a blackboard or a hand saw or a horse or a ... well, you get the idea.

 

But, this is not to say that "New" by definition is superior or that "New" does not bring its own unprecedented downsides. 

 

But the transition period between technologies is always "rocky." It may not be the best time to assume that the potential up and downsides of the new are well enough understood or that the up and downsides of the old may not not fade more quickly than is speculated; even as speculated by the greatest thinkers of the time.

 

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Reading, as we have known it since the invention of the book, changed radically with the invention of the printing press and is changing now as the web and e-books evolve
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The Story of How Handwriting Evolved, and May Soon Die Off

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“The History and Uncertain Future of Handwriting,” by Anne Trubek, urges a long goodbye and an embrace of a neurological metamorphosis.
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Reading On A Screen Before Bed Might Be Killing You

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You've heard that using screens before bedtime can mess with your sleep, but new research suggests the problem is even more serious.

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The Intelligence of Emotions: Philosopher Martha Nussbaum on How Storytelling Rewires Us

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The stories we tell ourselves about who we are and what we feel shape our emotional and ethical reality, which of course is the great psychological function of literature and the reason why art can…
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Rereading as Rebirth: Young Susan Sontag on Personal Growth, the Pleasures of Revisiting Beloved Books, and Her Rereading List

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“Stop! I cannot think this fast! Or rather I cannot grow this fast!”
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How Changing Your Reading Habits Can Transform Your Health

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Reading doesn't just improve your knowledge, it can help fight depression, make you more confident, empathetic, and a better decision maker.
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What the Google Books Victory Means for Readers

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Is a universal library finally within reach?
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Book consumption and reading habits in the UK (infographic)

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The UK book industry stats, most well-read cities, and top-selling books – find all this info in a new infographic. Almost 100%…
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What Reading Really Looks Like When You’re Dyslexic | GOOD

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Dyslexic individuals experience the written word in three dimensions. Try it out for yourself. #ProjectLiteracy
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The Plot Twist: E-Book Sales Slip, and Print Is Far From Dead - The New York Times

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With readers on a reverse migration to print, the “e-book terror has kind of subsided” for bookstores and publishers.
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The Plot Twist: E-Book Sales Slip, and Print Is Far From Dead
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Let’s come out of the Kindle closet and reveal what we’re really reading | Bidisha

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Lists of top-selling paper and electronic books show that while on paper we prop up great literary careers, on ebooks we cater to our basest instincts
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Everything Science Knows About Reading On Screens

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We've adapted our reading habits to fit our screens, but at a cost.
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Can Reading Make You Happier?

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After the First World War, traumatized soldiers were often prescribed a course of reading.
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Writing and Reading (Old Tech)

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You are reading this, far away from the time and place where/when synapses fired their ballet and I thought a feeling a rhythm holding these words - first sliding in black ink on a page, waiting for synapses and time and fingers taping green life through electric connections to a screen that holds and releases…
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Storytelling for Small Businesses: The Introduction

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Businesses Need Storytelling “Marketing is no longer about the stuff you make, but about the stories you tell,” said entrepreneur and marketing guru Seth Godin. On his blog he explained what make…
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Everything Science Knows About Reading On Screens

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The Internet's Dark Ages

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If a Pulitzer-nominated 34-part series of investigative journalism can vanish from the web, anything can.
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On Slow Readers and What It Means for Student Reading Identity

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I am ready to hang a banner in our classroom to loudly display the following words, "Being a slow reader does not make you a bad reader!" and then point to it every time a child tells me with a dow...
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Paper or Tablet? Reading Recall and Comprehension

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What effect do digital devices have on our digital brains? To uncover the influence on learning of using digital tablets for reading, the Coast Guard Leadership Development Center conducted an experiment to ascertain differences in recall and comprehension between tablet and paper readers.
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Waterstones to stop selling Kindle as book sales surge | Books | The Guardian

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Managing director James Daunt says: ‘Sales continue to be pitiful so we are taking the display space back.’
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Why Kids Should Be Allowed to Act Out (Scenes) In Class | MindShift | KQED News

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For children, acting out words on the page can yield benefits. Especially for beginning readers, physically moving objects or one’s own body can provide a
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Tech Specialists Can Teach Reading, Too

Tech Specialists Can Teach Reading, Too | The History and Future of Reading | Scoop.it
How I used technology to engage and enrich close reading with a small group.
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I can highlight in colour and annotate using the Kindle and Kobo apps on an iPad. 

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Reading Fiction Can Make You a Much Better Person, According to Science

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What's different about people who read novels? Their brains. 
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The Five Truths of Reading

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I have been immersed in the world of literacy for the past three days at ILA.  I have come up to breathe only at night, and my thoughts have not fully found their resting place just yet.  For every...
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Choice is central to reading; it leads to comfort with and love of reading. I developed a course that included both direction and choice, using the research and teaching anecdotes in Understanding Teenagers' Reading by Jack Thomson. 

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8 Ways Reading Is Ruining Your Life

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Books > everything else.
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Too true ;->

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