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robhorningreallife: That’s from this post by Alan Jacobs,...

robhorningreallife: That’s from this post by Alan Jacobs, commenting on an essay from the NYRB by Edward Mendelson. It seems like a good question to me, though I am not sure that so many people would find these scenarios so different. But, assuming that’s accurate, an obvious difference comes to mind: screens watch you back and paper doesn’t. The screen reader seems more vulnerable, and reminds us of our own vulnerability to the unseen watchers who have inserted themselves between us and our correspondents.
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