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When you had to carve things in stone, you got the Ten Commandments. When things had to be written with a goose quill and you had to boil blood or whatever to make ink, you got Shakespeare. When you went over to the steel pen and manufactured inks, you got Henry James. You get to the typewriter, you get Jack Kerouac. When you get down to the wordprocessor – you get me. So improvement in the technology of writing hasn’t improved writing itself, as far as I can tell.

P.J. O’Rourke, humorist in Wired 7.01: The Wired Diaries

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