Oral storytelling and books contain different social logics, as we still recognize in differentiating private reading of the Bible from liturgical proclamation. ("Different" need not mean better or worse; books promote extended introspective engagement and the transmission of stories over great distances, even as they inhibit memorization skills and collective engagement.) By focusing on individual virtue, especially in analyzing a technology that is intrinsically connective, Neulieb's approach avoids the question of what the Internet is doing to us and incorrectly imagines that our reaction to a technology can be merely personal.
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