"Our culture is itself a vast writing space, a complex of symbolic structures. Just as we write our minds, we can say that we write the culture in which we live. And just as our culture is moving from the printed book to the computer, it is also in the final stages of the transition from a hierarchical social order to what we might call a 'network culture.' For decades all forms of hierachy have been disintegrating, as greater and greater freedom of action is granted to the individual. . . . But whatever one thinks of the trend, no one can deny that an extremely powerful leveling force is at work in our society" ( Bolter 232)
Bibliographic entry for J.D. Bolter's _Writing Space_.