May 6, 2012
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Dreams and Devices

A bunch of my colleagues are paid to read papers, but I’m told they seem to have forgotten to read mine. I’m taking the opportunity to remind the rest of you. Here’s a lost work, co-authored with Diane Greco. I’ve forgotten for whom it was written or where it appeared. It has its moments. Literary Hypertext and Its Critics.

Our dreams and devices will continue to pace, and occasionally outpace, each other. The future of serious writing lies on virtual surfaces richer and more malleable than paper, and these questions will better inform our understanding than nostalgic longings for an imaginary past, for the smell of ink and leather.