What is text…?

What is Text…?

From wikipedia.org (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Text_(literary_theory)):

Text is a coherent set of symbols that transmits some kind of informative message

I chose this definition because no matter how much I have read on the subject (whether it be from course readings or what my classmates have shared) I keep coming back to the simple notion that text is used to form words or convey some sort of message.  Knowing the true root and origins of the word my opinions should have changed… right?  Wrong.   Perhaps the text that bests describes me is S-T-U-B-B-O-R-N?

Having said all of this I was really tempted to start a new post called “Text is Technology and Technology is Text”.  I think with a bit of elaboration I could have explained why I think Text is in fact Technology and vice versa – but I didn’t have the guts to make that leap.


Retrieved September 18, 2010 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Text_(literary_theory)

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