Of Two Minds Review -- The Geography of the Word: The Textfile as Landscape

The Textfile as Landscape

Joyce begins this essay by uncovering the process by which our thoughts and experiences become memory, or, as he points out, move from being in time to recalling in space, which is subject to landscape, geography and maps. His purpose in pointing out this crucial move is a political one. His description of the thought process puts it at odds with the writing process as played out with paper and pencil, or for that matter, even the typewriter. This essay is a strong argument for the necessity for electronic writing instruction, IMHO.