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Editing
What role does editing have in today’s text?  Word processing programs, such as the one this is written with, has allowed editing a nearly concurrent status.  Today’s text can turn inward as it forms.  It edits, transforms, mutates, and renovates itself from within.  Not after the fact, but symbiotically with its progression, which can be stunted, or postponed while theme develops through the cross examining of itself by itself. In the past would this involuted syntax been possible?

Shamelessly voyeuristic and nearly self-pornographic, is this writing, rather than the isolation usually blamed on electronic communication, changing us into new creatures?   Is it a self-indexation that will determine the next stage in our evolution, our products, a new daily life?

Does this new way to produce extend into other practices?  What gained, what lost?
Piffle, Ted,  Joyce comes to mind as a rather fabulous writer of the sort of streams of consciousness flowing through a mirrored mind that you describe. Its not a function of electronic word processing I don't think. But it may be modern and have to do with our becoming more aware of the editors or filters that we apply, or don't apply, to our thoughts and writing. I am going to file your post under 'devolution of rhetoric' and think on it. 
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