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A new rhetoric: Essays on using the internet to communicate by Mr R E Stewart

By Mr R E Stewart

The essays during this booklet learn where of electronic communications or "rhetoric" in smooth tradition. They recommend that, just like the printing revolution prior to it, the net is shaping tectonic cultural move, yet is presently stuck among conventional technocratic methods of considering, and the extra unpredictable terrain of human behaviour.

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Or acts of magnanimity?

This persona is time-consumed, always on the point of exhaustion, sensing older age, and a slightly ashamed Radio 2 listener. Not that they don’t want to use the technology; they just don’t want to have to study it or obsess over it. Technology which allows you to book a holiday more easily or watch a film is fine, this persona says. In fact it’s something they might even mutedly applaud, as long as it doesn’t break easily and is no more challenging than a Mr Men book. Considered from this perspective, the social networking site Twitter has an interesting history.

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