Re: Back to the Oral Tradition: Call for Commentators

From: Stevan Harnad <>
Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2003 19:09:05 +0000

Discussion begins today, January 27, 2003.
You are invited to comment on the following paper (and others) at:

    Back to the Oral Tradition
    Through Skywriting at the Speed of Thought

    Stevan Harnad

    From the origin of human language 100,000 years ago until the
    invention of writing 5000 years ago the oral tradition had been the
    principal creator, conserver and communicator of human knowledge. Our
    brains are biologically adapted to the tempo of oral interaction in
    real time. Lapidary writing lost all of that, but soon skywriting
    will again catch up with the speed of thought.

Discussion begins today, January 27 2003.
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