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Privileging and Argumentation
Privileging relates directly to my point about argumentation on the Web. The print notion of argumentation privileges linear argumentation--certainly, I believe it does so for practical reasons (without something like Bush's memex, it would be impossible to read a printed work as one would read a hypertext). Arguments in print also privilege the author's perspective. Multiple perspectives can certainly be included, but because of the limitations on time and space, the author's perspective wins out over other authors' points of view. But on the Web, arguments need not privilege linearity and the author's perspective, though including multiple perspectives may require a shift in the paradigm of what an argument is.
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