The Book-O-Cracy is dead but there’s always cultural lag—
unbridgeable gap between tradition & what’s actually
happening. It hurts—the split generates restless legs and
attention dys-function. Can’t be denied. Well, it can be. Of
course it can..
which is why I call now Neo Oral: renovatingof the original
oral tradition I patronize, find quaint and “mythic” like herbal
remedy & leeches.
Those were days when I had to have a good memory, we say:
to store lore which came in air, syllabics, words, sentences.
No one was taking notes. I had to listen: oyez, oyez so as to
hear words of the wise aswell as practical instruction.
THEN: written down. Tablets and spiral notebooks & Bicpens
replaced my memorization. Still possible for construction bosses
and others to be illiterate and rise eeto the top but I had to
pretend I could read. .
"Like us (fine artists & humanitarians: there was an initial
in the library about what IT meant and what IT took to get into
different than what-IT-was and how IT might ultimately impact
of course (intellectual property rites) & retention & attendance
own intellective and affective sparking.