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Author O'Donnell, James J., 1950-
Title Avatars of the word : from papyrus to cyberspace / James J. O'Donnell.
Imprint Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1998.

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Author O'Donnell, James J., 1950-
Series ACLS Humanities E-Book (Series)
Subject Communication and technology -- History.
Written communication -- History.
Communications Media -- history.
Writing -- history.
Description 1 online resource (xii, 210 pages)
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 198-207) and index.
Contents Preface -- Introduction: The scholar in his study -- Phaedrus: hearing Socrates, reading Plato -- From the Alexandrian Library to the virtual library and beyond -- Hyperlink: The instability of the text -- From the Codex page to the homepage -- Hyperlink: The shrine of nonlinear reading -- The persistence of the old and the pragmatics of the new -- Hyperlink: Who owns that idea? -- The ancients and the moderns: the classics and western civilizations -- Augustine today: linear narratives and multiple pathways -- The new liberal arts: teaching in the postmodern world -- Hyperlink: How does teaching work? -- What becomes of universities? (For professors only) -- Cassiodorus: Or, the life of the mind in cyberspace.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Summary The promise and the threat of electronic technology for our literate future.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0674055454 (alk. paper)
9780674055452 (alk. paper)
067400194X (pbk.)
9780674001947 (pbk.)
OCLC # 55716837
Additional Format Print version: O'Donnell, James Joseph, 1950- Avatars of the word. Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1998 (DLC) 97032256

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