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Hot Text: Web Writing That Works by Lisa Price, Jonathan Price

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Chapter 3. What Will the Web Do to My Text?

What Will the Web Do to My Text?

Your Words Are Virtually There

As a medium, the Web is a storm of electrons generating light and sound, moving through circuits, networks, and servers, guided by machine code, operating systems, and applications, and displaying our text along with images, animation, video, and audio on a brilliant screen. Electrons are mobile, uncertain, erratic, and fast—quite different from ink on paper. But many of our ideas of text still derive from our experience with paper documents. (In fact, our names for many documents assume that they ...

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