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Does Writing Have a Future?

Vilém Flusser


This book asks what will happen to thought and communication as written communication gives way, inevitably, to digital expression. In the introduction, it proposes that writing does not, in fact, have a future because everything that is now conveyed in writing—and much that cannot be—can be recorded and transmitted by other means. The balance of this book teases out the nuances of these developments. To find a common denominator among texts and practices that span millennia, the book looks back to the earliest forms of writing and forward to the digitization of texts now under way. For this b ... More

Keywords: written communication, digital expression, writing, digital media, progress, critical inquiry, historical consciousness

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780816670222
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816670222.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Vilém Flusser, author