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CHAPTER TECHNOLOGY STUDIES

The previous chapter argued for the materiality of literacy and set up the Technology Question as essentially a question about the materiality of literacy: What is the nature of material language (writing)? What are its implications? And what happens when the material forms of literacy change? This chapter examines what kinds of systematic inquiry will be necessary in order to address the contemporary version of the Technology Question: What are the implications of computer-based writing tools for the processes and practices of literacy?