The Power of Writing

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“My task, which I am trying to achieve is, by the power of the written word, to make you hear, to make you feel—it is, before all, to make you see.”Joseph Conrad

Within the last twelve months, live-stream video apps like Snapchat, Periscope, Meerkat, and Facebook Live have launched into mainstream communication. Broadcasting fleeting moments of our lives, we share our joys, sorrows, and tell our stories in ways unthinkable even a decade ago. Within the last few months, virtual reality popped onto the collective radar, potentially transforming the way we communicate.

Amidst the rapid development of audio-visual communication technologies, does the written word still have a place?  Why do we need to read or write when we can watch videos instead?

Although writing may seem like an outdated median in our high-tech age, it is just as relevant today as it ever was. Writing structures our thoughts and ideas in ways…

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