IN WHICH Story meets Technology, and they exchange Awkward Pleasantries I kept this blog post about using technology to tell stories by Jurian Baas around because the underlying premise got under my skin. From the article: …the connectedness and interactive nature of the Internet can not only give us multimedia experiences, but also change the way we interact with text, our most basic manner of communicating after speech. I totally agree with Bret Victor on this: “People currently think of text as information to be consumed.
This essay on reading is captioned by the editor “An attack on the growing pretentiousness of American literary prose”. And boy howdy! https://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200107/myers I highly recommend it for anyone who reads fiction at all whatsoever.