InsideMobileApps InsideSocialGames 10,000 Words FishbowlNY FishbowlDC LostRemote TVNewser TVSpy AgencySpy PRNewser MediaJobsDaily UnBeige

Matthew G. Kirschenbaum Celebrates Word Processors

Have you ever used a word processor? Author Matthew G. Kirschenbaum will headline a brown bag lunch talk at the New York Public Library called “Stephen King’s Wang: The Literary History of Word Processing.”

Here’s more about the event: “Mark Twain famously prepared the manuscript for Life on the Mississippi with his new Remington typewriter, and today we recognize that typewriting changed the material culture (and the economy) of authorship. But when did literary writers begin using word processors? Who were the early adopters? How did the technology change their relation to their craft? Was the computer just a better typewriter, or was it something more?”

Check it out on Friday, December 16th at 12 p.m. at the NYPL’s Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. Kirschenbaum is an English professor at the University of Maryland and associate director of the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities. In an upcoming book, he will  book delve into the history of writers and word processors.

Mediabistro Course

The Art of the Book Review

The Art of the Book ReviewStarting August 4, learn how to get paid to write reviews that will influence the publishing landscape! Taught by a Publishers Weekly book critic, you'll learn how to recommend a book to its audience, write reviews of varying lengths, tailor a review to a specific publication and more! You'll leave this course with two original reviews and a list of paying markets for book reviews. Register now!