Print Mentalite

Laura Maxwell (English 111, 1994)

Derrida's groping for a way to foreground his recognition of the way text operates in a print medium -- he is, after all, the fierce advocate of writing as against orality [Link: Ong on oraliteracy and structuralists/Derrida's shortcomings; Link to Ong: on imagining non-literacy] -- shows the position, possibly the dilemma, of the thinker working with print who sees its shortcomings but for all his brilliance cannot think his way outside this mentalité.

Landow, Hypertext