Beyond the blinking cursor is a new frontier, an etherworld posing challenges to the

dimensions of our thinking and the boundaries of language. It is a world we access

through our fingers even as it defies our definition. Electronic literacy, reading and

writing texts through telecommunications, stretches our conventional notions of time,

space, and identity. And yet, like all discourse, electronic text is coded according to social

and political context and subject to the ideological forces that interpellate all human