Fixed or Fluid? Document Stability and New Media

  title={Fixed or Fluid? Document Stability and New Media},
  author={David M. Levy},
One of the crucial properties of documents through the ages has been their fixity. The ability to mark surfaces in relatively stable ways has made it possible for people distributed across space and time to see the same images and thereby to have access to the same meanings or communicative intent. Today, however, with the increasing use of digital technologies, it is often asserted that we are moving from the fixed world of paper documents to the fluid world of digital documents. In this paper… CONTINUE READING
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