Linguistics And Technology

from the an-interesting-combination dept

An interesting article from MIT’s Technology Review talking about how technology and linguistics have always influenced each other. The article goes into some history on how the printing press and the steam engine increased literacy. Then he goes on to suggest that the web had so much potential to continue to do things for literacy, but that it’s failed. I’m not quite sure what he’s actually complaining about here. He seems to think that people aren’t doing cool and new “language things” with the web. I think he just doesn’t know where to look.

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