by James J. O'Donnell
This page offers supplementary materials to illustrate and continue the discussion initiated by Avatars of the Word, published in June 1998 by Harvard University Press: Table of Contents. A Spanish translation was published in 2000. The full text is now available in the ACLS History E-Book project for subscribing participants.
In March 1999, I appeared at a Cambridge Forum and delivered a talk "From Papyrus to Cyberspace", followed by commentary and discussion (one-hour program, available here in RealAudio).
Alberto Manguel in TLS for 9/11/98.
Michael Keller in Science for 3/12/99
Peter Meyers in Wired 7.04 (April 1999)
David Staley in Journal of the Association for History and Computing (April 1999).
Elias Crim in intellectualcapital.com, 21 October 1999 -- refreshingly cranky and unconvinced.
"Readers Diary" part I and, from a week later, part II -- from the A Common Reader book catalogue.
From Cal State - Dominguez Hills -- a teacher's very engaged response, with links to several further reviews.
Advertisement for Avatars of the Word from Chronicle of Higher Education
Three Renaissance worthies