oa African Yearbook of Rhetoric - Personal reflections on fifty years of digital revolution

Volume 2, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 2220-2188
  • E-ISSN: 2305-7785



Nearly fifty years ago as a foreign student at Cambridge I wrote a weekly sea-mail letter to my mother in Africa. Many weeks afterwards a reply came. Later as a postgraduate, research required long hours of copying papers in old libraries. And my thesis was written by long-hand and later typewriter. Written information flowed at the pace of physical transport. In South Africa there was no television and a mere two or three state-controlled radio stations. Opinion and news were furnished by a few national newspapers.

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