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It is an undisputed fact that technology has changed nearly every facet of our lives Technology and electronics have altered the ways in which we live communicate and think Most of the globes current population could not revert back to functioning without their pagers cellular phones and now even e-mail These technological upsurges have managed to injected societies everywhere with hopes for unimaginable developments in every field possible There are supporters and demurs of this evolution focusing on most every aspect from the growing prevalence of the Internet to the affects of television on children Among these considerations is the idea of whether or not print will be completely eradicated by the effects of electronic media However adapting such a deterministic perspective seems much too harsh As electronic media impinges upon the roles of print media it is unnecessary to predict the disappearance of the medium itself as print culture is clearly alive and well This is especially palpable when observing the properties of print media the economic affects as well as the influence of convergence linking those same technologies Since the development of paper in the 12th century books were created and teaching and businesses have never been the same Seminar 7 1999 As with every new technology a huge revolution was shaped creating a uniformity of language de-emphasizing the dominant oral culture Seminar 7 1999 Mindsets were altered and the ways in which members of that society communicated lived and thought were changed forever As a result of print experience was translated into a different form where it became a new way of viewing reality Seminar 7 1999 Print communication became a fundamental act of translation where symbols were turned into their verbal references and in turn understood in terms of their universal meanings Birkerts 122 Since reading became a critical skill in education pamphlets books then magazines all aided in the process of teaching and obliterating the monopoly of knowledge Through
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