I recommend Orality and Literacy by Walter Ong. Ong argues that the coming of print matter and the emergence of literacy represented a massive transition, a cultural and psychological revolution. I often teach this book in the context of what the digital or the algorithmic age means that we are in now, and if we are undergoing a similar media revolution.

Kathy M. Newman
English Professor
Carnegie Mellon University

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