Wednesday, November 22, 2006
I spent most of today writing, and by that I don't mean 'writing' which is usually shorthand for something worthy and academic. I mean I did a diagram in Powerpoint, loads of emails, a table in Word, made some appointments on my Palm using the stylus and, later on, some notes (with a biro). I've just been annotating some student work (onscreen) and then I looked for more stuff on 'tools for writing' - an ongoing interest - and realised that 300 hundred years ago, maybe less, it was all so complicated, so special, so different.
Intersting,pal at middle school (doing her MEd!!) asked staff to take a snap survey of writing going on in school over one day. On the appointed day, I photocopied every piece of written work! She is now headteacher at Allerton, I, on the other hand, am very good at photocopying.
Interesting, and I wonder how that writing (and the writing tools) compared or contrasted with mine? Of course, I don't mean to suggest that mine's 'better' or 'more real' merely to suggest the changing character of writing.Post a Comment