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ERIC Number: EJ563816
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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ISSN: ISSN-8755-4615
Thomas Jefferson's Computer.
Smith, Catherine F.
Computers and Composition, v13 n1 p5-21 1996
Notes that taken together, Thomas Jefferson's contributions to the history of writing technology demonstrate a virtual "computer." Links Jefferson's development of writing technology to his democratic political philosophy. Argues that this link should interest writing teachers. Suggests that Jeffersonian optimism effectively counters Foucaultian pessimism when it comes to whether information networks might help or hinder democracy in education. (RS)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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