Orality Journal Volume 2 Number 1


In the inaugural issue of the Orality Journal, we noted that the “Gutenberg Parentheses” is now here. We might recall that academicians have labeled the period from the fifteenth to the twentieth century the Gutenberg Parentheses which was anchored to the printing press. Thus, it would appear that there is a vacuum, an interregnum.

Filling the Vacuum
The business sector has been quick to fill in the interregnum and have in fact started to label this era as the rise of the “digitoral” era. Googling “digitoral” yields 6,870 search results in 0.44 seconds. Clearly, “digitoral” is nascent in its usage. But is it fitting? Could it be used to describe the next chronos period?

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