Oral Tradition and the Internet

Oral Tradition and the Internet

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The major purpose of this book is to illustrate and explain the fundamental similarities and correspondences between humankind's oldest and newest thought-technologies: oral tradition and the Internet. To illustrate these ideas, this volume is designed as a qmorphing book, q a collection of linked nodes that can be read in innumerable different ways. Challenging the default medium of the linear book and page and all that they entail, this qbrick-and-mortarq book exists as an extension of The Pathways Project (http://pathwaysproject.org), an open-access online suite of chapter-nodes, linked websites, and multimedia all dedicated to exploring and demonstrating the dynamic relationship between oral tradition and Internet technology.Many of us have written memos or essays or personal letters whose mission was to persuade their reader(s) by ... the example ofa simple refrain in poetry, perhaps the earliest refrain in the English language, located at strategic sites in theanbsp;...


Title:Oral Tradition and the Internet
Author: John Miles Foley
Publisher:University of Illinois Press - 2012-08-15
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