It’s funny what you remember and forget about yourself sometimes. For example, I just remembered that in 2002 I was involved in an online discussion forum as part of a project called and which was organised by (amongst others) the French Bibliotheque Publique D’Information. Ten forums were held between October 2001 and March 2002 on various topics “dedicated to investigating the impact of the Web on reading, writing and the diffusion of knowledge.” Forum presenters included Jason Epstein, Dan Sperber and Umberto Eco. I contributed a response to Dan Sperber’s topic: Reading Without Writing, or “the future of texts which will continue to be read but will no longer be written.” You can read my contribution and Dan Sperber’s response under the heading “Advantages of Speech to Text?” (it’s a javascript pop-up, hence I can’t link to it here).