Re: from EduPage (electronic publishing)

Chris Lott (fncll@AURORA.ALASKA.EDU)
Tue, 25 Jun 1996 13:13:10 -0700

On Tue, 25 Jun 1996, Steve Krause wrote:

> When I first read this, I said to myself "yeah, that's true, Tari's
> right." But when I thought about it for a second, I'm not so sure. Part
> of me agrees and wants to sympathize with the point she's making, but the
> fact of the matter is we _are_ comparing the two when we dwell on such
> issues as access and readability, and, much more important, when we think
> about what electronic publishing "means" in terms of tenure, etc.

Isn't there a difference between talking about the differences between
print/print publications and ww journals and talking about text?
Readability and access are issues of texts, words and language, not
necessarily just print.

I have been thinking a lot about this intermingling of ideas of print and
ideas of text and/or language. We hear many people talking about the death
of print as if this equates to the death of texts-- I have heard profs
here bemoaning the fact that literature is going to die because of the

Words and language are not going anywhere, and where the two mediums meet
and have commonality are the areas we need to be thinking about

Tenure is a different matter because it relies on a discussion of
different issues.


Chris Lott