Bias of the Ear and Eye: 'Great Divide' Theories, Phonocentrism, Graphocentrism & Logocentrism
This essay by Daniel Chandler discusses oral and literate cultures and some of the differences between written and oral communication.
HABEAS EPISTOLAM (or: 'You've Got Mail!'). John Freivalds. Communication World, Dec 1999 v17 i1 p14.
Issues discussed concern the communication forms that existed in ancient societies around the year 01. Topics addressed include the use of manuscripts, books, telegraphs, tablets, postal systems, carrier pigeons, and transportation systems to aid communication. InfoTrac.
How to communicate globally. Ernest Gundling. Training & Development, June 1999 v53 i6 p28(4).
People who must communicate regularly across borders must be careful about adopting new technologies that alter the context of their interaction with people in other countries. Caution is needed since misunderstandings can occur if people with a different cultural background decide that new communications procedures are not suitable substitutes for face-to-face interaction. In some countries, for example, videoconferencing is considered to be an unacceptable medium for conducting business, if only because it places people from high-context cultures at a disadvantage. In many situations, the selection of mutually acceptable communications media must first be agreed upon, before voicemail, email or fax can be used as a substitute for a person-to-person meeting. Tips for selecting appropriate global communications technologies are also provided. InfoTrac.
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