[Corpora-List] The genre of the Web

John F. Sowa sowa at bestweb.net
Sun Sep 18 21:11:00 CEST 2005


I agree with Mark Lane on that point:

> I don't think of the Web as a genre at all.

On the other hand, it's not clear that the web
is a medium.

> It's a very flexible medium, in fact, because
> it seems to carry all genres effectively.

In that regard, it's more like a very dynamic
library. But it is also as interactive as
telephones or video games (which it carries
as well).

And I certainly don't agree with Mark Davies on
that point:

> most would probably agree that the web is more
> like NEWSPAPER and ACADEMIC

That's probably what most people on Corpora list
would say. But the people who make the most money
from the web are the gambling casinos and the
porno peddlers.

John Sowa






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