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This second edition of Jay David Bolter's classic text expands on the objectives of the original volume, illustrating the relationship of print to new media, and examining how hypertext and other forms of electronic writing refashion or "remediate" the forms and genres of print. Reflecting the dynamic changes in electronic technology since the first edition, this revision incorporates the Web and other current standards of electronic writing. As a text for students in composition, new technologies, information studies, and related areas, this volume provides a unique examination of the computer as a technology for reading and writing.
Contents: Preface. Introduction: Writing in the Late Age of Print. Writing as Technology. Hypertext and the Remediation of Print. The Breakout of the Visual. The Electronic Book. Refashioned Dialogues. Interactive Fiction. Critical Theory in a New Writing Space. Writing the Self. Writing Culture. The Web Site.