Sunday, January 20, 2008

“Will cellphone novels kill ‘the author’?”

Another possible sign of the apocalypse : cellphone novels

“It’s not that they had a desire to write and that the cellphone happened to be there,” said Chiaki Ishihara, an expert in Japanese literature at Waseda University who has studied cellphone novels. “Instead, in the course of exchanging e-mail, this tool called the cellphone instilled in them a desire to write.”

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