Laura Maxwell (English 111, 1994)

Semiotic structuralism and deconstructionism generally take no cognizance at all of the various ways that texts can relate to their oral substratum. They specialize in texts marked by the late typographic point of view developed in the age of Romanticism, on the verge of the electronic age (1844 marked Morse's successful demonstration of the telegraph).

Walter J. Ong, Orality and Literacy: The Technologizing of the Word, 164.