[lg policy] The all-natural guide to writing technology

Baron, Dennis E debaron at illinois.edu
Sat Feb 17 19:00:34 EST 2018

Here’s a new post on the Web of Language:

The all-natural guide to writing technology
What could be more natural than putting thoughts into words by writing them down? Thoreau called writing nothing less than “pure mind, pure thought.” So writing is as natural as granola, or as natural as granola made with non-GMO pure nuts and grains.

Humans lived on earth for tens of thousands of years, or even longer, without inventing writing, which is only about 6,000 years old. That’s how natural writing is. It's all technology, all artificial in that you need artifice, you need tools, to turn thoughts into visible words.

read the full post here, on the Web of Language: https://blogs.illinois.edu/view/25/613466
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