Author Archives: Janet AuCoin LeBlanc

Socrates: Writing vs. Memory

In Plato’s Phaedrus, Socrates calls into question the propriety and impropriety of writing. Throughout his discussion with a colleague, Socrates insists that writing destroys memory and weakens the mind (Ong, 2002). To support his theory, Socrates recounts a story in … Continue reading

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Introduction – Janet AuCoin LeBlanc

Photo by: Enokson on Flickr While searching for a particular picture I saw recently on Facebook, I came across this image. To me this picture represents the evolution of communication. This is a merging of ‘traditional’ language and the digital … Continue reading

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