Language and speech

Language and speech, which create communal or community memory, permit cultural (or Lamarkian) as opposed to biological (or Darwinian) development based on feed-back as opposed to natural-selection alone.

Speech, spoken language, is a technology of presence. Speaker and listener have to be in the same place and time. What advantages and what disadvantages does a information technology based on presence have?

What, then, are the advantages of absence?

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Last modified 27 January 2005