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An Informative Look at the Changes in Reading and Writing Over Time Kira Neuman Where Did Reading and Writing Begin? Reading and writing began 25,000 years ago with cave paintings. The drawings were done on cave walls, rocks, bones, and wet clay. They were used to convey messages and stories.

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where did reading and writing begin
Where Did Reading and Writing Begin?
  • Reading and writing began 25,000 years ago with cave paintings. The drawings were done on cave walls, rocks, bones, and wet clay. They were used to convey messages and stories.
the history of writing and reading
The History of Writing and Reading
  • For a more informative look at the changes in writing and reading check out this timeline

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changes in writing
Changes in Writing

With the advances and changes in writing, people had and still have the ability to use materials other than paper and pen.

as time went by

As Time Went By…………….

The way reading and writing was done drastically changed.

hypertext and computers
Through the use of hypertext and computers, people have been given the chance to read and write in a more efficient manner.

Computers allow for a different kind of creativity, one in which people can utilize different techniques and programs to display their ideas

“Word Processing has now become more or less the standard form of writing in North America.” (Bolter pg.3)

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Hypertext and Computers
what is hypertext
“A database format in which information related to that on display can be accessed directly from the display.” (The Merriam-Webster Dictionary)

In the 1960s, Ted Nelson came up with the term “hypertext.” (Bolter pg. 5)

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What is Hypertext?
the world wide web
The World Wide Web
  • The World Wide Web is hypertextual.
  • Tim Berners-Lee and his partners developed the Web in 1989.
  • “Both reading and writing on the Web are defined by the expectation of interaction.” (Bolter pg.4)
  • The World Wide Web has become a very widely used source around the world.

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with the hypertextual internet users can
With The Hypertextual Internet Users Can……
  • Read articles
  • Read reviews of books
  • Gather information on a plethora of various topics
  • Write to friends, relatives, co-workers, or whomever
  • Be creative and put their ideas on the Web for others to see
tools of hypertext
Tools of Hypertext
  • 1. Storyspace-”A hypertext writing environment that is especially well suited to large, complex, and challenging hypertexts.”
    • “Focuses on process of writing, making it easy and pleasant to link, revise, and reorganize.” (Eastgate Systems)
  • 2. Tinderbox-”Personal content management assistant. It stores your notes, ideas, and plans.”
    • “Helps you share your ideas through Web journals and Web logs.” (Eastgate Systems)

For more info on Storyspace and Tinderbox...

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examples of how hypertext is used
Examples of How Hypertextis used
  • Creativity, inventive minds, and the ability to share common interests, as well as give others a chance to display their works is a function of this site.
  • An interactive literature site
  • A fun poetry site
works cited
Works Cited
  • Bolter, Jay David. “Hypertext and the Question of Visual Literacy.” Handbook of Literacy and Technology. (1998): 1-13.
  • Eastgate Systems, Inc. “Storyspace: A Hypertext Tool for Writers and Readers.” Eastgate Systems, Inc. (http://www.eastgate.com)
  • Eastgate Systems, Inc. “Tinderbox.” Eastgate Systems, Inc. (http://www.eastgate.com)
  • Parker Schools UK. “Handwriting through the ages.” Parker UK Schools Resource. (http://www.parkerpen.co.uk/history/index.html)