Writing Technology:
Studies on the
Materiality of Literacy

Remember These?

At $900, this rare Mont Blanc 35 masterpiece from the 1920s costs almost as much today as a brand new Apple PowerBook 190/66 4/500 (not taking into account the additional memory needed to run more complex word processing programs such as Microsoft Word 6.0, which, as a Mac owner, you probably wouldn't use anyway).

We'll have come a long way toward resolving the important question of access when a PowerBook with 36 MB of RAM costs the same as a Parker pen/pencil gift set. Still, the question of the material change in writing remains.

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