This discussion is based on a comment left by Tim Rogers (http://www.blueowlbohemia.com/). Below is his comment:
In a digital age, when social media and electronic communications trump face-to-face interactions, the presence of the glowing screen looms large in our lives. Here we are right now, in our separate worlds, interacting with physical others in virtual isolation. The forms and strictures and restrictions, not to forget the freedoms and possibilities of this digital existence, heavily influence how we read and what we read. This, of course, presumes its influence on how we write and what we write. Good or bad, it is. Amen. I can glean data points about the medium from the medium, but what about the analogue reality that’s represented there? For instance, is an ebook the same book as (the) one printed on paper? Is the linguistic representation of the world that I receive through emitted light identical to the one I get from light reflected?
When was the last time you made a meaningful mark on a stone surface in a dark cave? Leave a comment, lets talk.