A publication of
December Communications, Inc.
Computer-Mediated Communication Magazine
ISSN 1076-027X / Volume 4, Number 6 / June 1, 1997
- Editor's Page
- CMC Magazine Contributing
Editors Chris Lapham and Kevin Hunt,
introduce this special issue on Writing on the Web.
|SPECIAL FOCUS: WRITING ON THE WEB|
Writing in Cyberspace
analyzes what makes writing in print effective
and compares that criteria to electronic writing.
Ferris describes the
Web in terms of both an oral and a print qualities.
Why The Book Is Always Better Than The Movie
In this light-hearted look at what readers
bring to the words they read and how writers can
design their communication to suit electronic audiences,
examines the process of reading a book to explore how
writing online is different than writing for paper publications.
Negotiating a Passage Among Readers and Writers on the Web
- What happens when readers and writers are faced with texts that have no
physical presence? Marcy
Bauman explores how
readers and writers of Web texts compensate for the lack of physical and
contextual cues for making sense
Take a peek inside the mind of a gifted writer
and technologist, Michael Joyce, the creator of Storyspace.
Chris Lapham interviews Joyce about the potential of Web
and hypertext fiction.
Book Review: Digital Literacy = Doin' Stuff on the Net
- John Horberg takes a look at Paul Gilster's
book, Digital Literacy.
Horberg contends that Gilster has not been
critical enough in his definition of
what it means to be literate online.
The Last Link: A Plea for Visual Literacy
As more and more schools become
wired to the Web,
Kevin Hunt suggests that
we should cultivate a visual literacy
that engages students in a variety of activities.
Letters to the editor always welcome: