Date: Tue, 2 Dec 1997 08:05:51 -0500 From: Denis Anson Subject: Re: Re[2]: At Their Web Site I would hesitate to consider email as producing a renaissance in writing for two reasons: first, few of us save our email for posterity. It is a very ephemeral communication, with only slightly more permanence than a phone call. Second, because we know that it is an ephemeral format, we tend not to dwell over it. The writers of the past would ponder over which words best conveyed their intended meaning, and would strive for impact in their words. Modern email is much more nearly flow of consciousness writing, with little thought behind it. Denis Anson, MS, OTR/L | Author of Computer Access Specialist | Alternative Computer Access: College Misericordia | Making Appropriate Selections 301 Lake Street | Published by Dallas, PA 18612-1098 | FA Davis -----Original Message----- From: Ellen Johnson [SMTP:Ellen.Johnson[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]WKU.EDU] Sent: Monday, December 01, 1997 3:48 PM To: ADS-L[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UGA.CC.UGA.EDU Subject: Re[2]: At Their Web Site My impression is that it doesn't have anything to do with grammar, but rather with a contradiction that the writer sees between promoting "literacy" and using the "web" to do it. I, on the other hand, see the internet as a great promoter of literacy, both by making interesting reading material readily available and by the renaissance of letter-writing (email) it has inspired. Ellen ellen.johnson[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]