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Oral Tradition and the Internet
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The major purpose of this book is to illustrate and explain the fundamental similarities and correspondences between humankind's oldest and newest thought-technologies: oral tradition and the Internet. To illustrate these ideas, this volume is designed as a "morphing book," a collection of linked nodes that can be read in innumerable different ways. Challenging the default medium of the linear book and page and all that they entail, this "brick-and-mortar" book exists as an extension of The Pathways Project (http://pathwaysproject.org), an open-access online suite of chapter-nodes, linked websites, and multimedia all dedicated to exploring and demonstrating the dynamic relationship between oral tradition and Internet technology.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-3
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  1. Title Page
  2. pp. i-iii
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  1. Copyright Page
  2. pp. iv-7
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  1. Table of Nodes
  2. pp. vii-ix
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xi-xv
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  1. For Book-readers Only
  2. pp. 1-3
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  1. Home Page: Welcome to the Pathways Project
  2. pp. 5-25
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  1. Getting Started: How to Surf the Pathways Project
  2. pp. 7-15
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  1. Disclaimer
  2. pp. 17-19
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  1. Book versus Website
  2. pp. 21-41
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  1. Response
  2. pp. 23-27
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  1. Linkmaps
  2. pp. 29-30
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  1. Nodes in Alphabetical Order
  2. pp. 31-51
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  1. A Foot in Each World
  2. pp. 33-35
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  1. Accuracy
  2. pp. 36-40
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  1. Agora As Verbal Marketplace
  2. pp. 40-41
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  1. Agora Correspondences
  2. p. 41
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  1. Agoraphobia
  2. pp. 41-43
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  1. Arena of Oral Tradition
  2. pp. 43-45
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  1. Arena of Text
  2. pp. 45-47
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  1. Arena of the Web
  2. pp. 47-49
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  1. Audience Critique
  2. pp. 49-50
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  1. Bellerophon and His Tablet
  2. pp. 50-51
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  1. Citizenship in Multiple Agoras
  2. pp. 51-55
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  1. Cloud and Tradition
  2. pp. 55-60
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  1. Contingency
  2. pp. 60-66
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  1. Culture As Network
  2. pp. 66-69
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  1. Culture Shock
  2. pp. 70-74
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  1. Distributed Authorship
  2. pp. 87-76
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  1. Don't Trust Everything You Read in Books
  2. pp. 77-79
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  1. eAgora: Electronic Networks to Surf
  2. pp. 79-95
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  1. eCompanions
  2. pp. 95-96
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  1. eEditions
  2. pp. 96-132
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  1. ePathways
  2. pp. 96-98
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  1. eWords
  2. pp. 98-99
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  1. Excavating an Epic
  2. pp. 100-103
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  1. Freezing Wikipedia
  2. pp. 103-106
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  1. Getting Published or Getting Sequestered
  2. pp. 106-113
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  1. Homo Sapiens' Calendar Year
  2. pp. 113-115
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  1. How to Build a Book
  2. pp. 115-117
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  1. Ideology of the Text
  2. pp. 117-125
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  1. Illusion of Object
  2. pp. 125-127
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  1. Illusion of Stasis
  2. pp. 127-130
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  1. Impossibility of tPathways
  2. pp. 130-131
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  1. In the Public Domain
  2. pp. 131-133
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  1. Indigestible Words
  2. pp. 133-135
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  1. Just the Facts
  2. pp. 135-138
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  1. Leapfrogging the Text
  2. pp. 138-142
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  1. Misnavigation
  2. pp. 142-146
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  1. Morphing Book
  2. pp. 146-149
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  1. Museum of Verbal Art: A Parable
  2. pp. 149-163
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  1. Not So Willy-nilly
  2. pp. 163-165
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  1. oAgora: Oral Networks to Surf
  2. pp. 200-179
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  1. Online with OT
  2. pp. 179-181
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  1. oPathways
  2. pp. 181-182
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  1. Owning versus Sharing
  2. pp. 182-185
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  1. oWords
  2. pp. 185-187
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  1. Polytaxis
  2. pp. 187-191
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  1. Proverbs
  2. pp. 191-195
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  1. Reading Backwards
  2. pp. 195-199
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  1. Real-time versus Asynchronous
  2. pp. 199-203
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  1. Reality Remains in Play
  2. pp. 203-208
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  1. Recur Not Repeat
  2. pp. 208-212
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  1. Remix
  2. pp. 212-213
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  1. Responsible Agora-business
  2. pp. 213-218
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  1. Resynchronizing the Event
  2. pp. 218-220
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  1. Singing on the Page
  2. pp. 221-225
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  1. Spectrum of Texts: Five Types
  2. pp. 225-234
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  1. Stories Are Linkmaps
  2. pp. 234-237
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  1. Systems versus Things
  2. pp. 237-238
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  1. tAgora: Exchanging Tangible Goods
  2. pp. 238-253
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  1. Texts and Intertextuality
  2. pp. 253-255
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  1. Three Agoras
  2. pp. 255-262
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  1. tWords
  2. pp. 262-263
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  1. Variation within Limits
  2. pp. 263-269
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  1. Why Not Textualize?
  2. pp. 269-271
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  1. Wiki
  2. pp. 271-272
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  1. Further Reading
  2. pp. 273-279
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 281-285
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 287-292
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