E-text is location independent

Wherever the computer storing the text may be in physical reality, you experience it as being here, on your machine. When one moves the text-as-code, it moves fast enough that it doesn't matter where it "is" because it can be everywhere . . .and nowhere. How does this way of moving digital texts differ from moving texts-as-physical-object? Are there are any ways of moving digital text that lose such location independence?

Networked electronic communication so drastically reduces the time scale of moving textual information that it transforms print text into location-independent text.

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Last updated: 20 July 2002