In discussing Jacques Derrida’s theories on the process and impact of writing on texts, in the greater debate of textuality, I couldn’t help but be drawn into thoughts on production and consumption, more specifically, the production of the internet and the world wide web as western technologies.

Chinese students generously sharing and taking the time to explain what is ultimately a convoluted and time consuming process of creating text online via two different systems in order to replicate (via a chosen software) and produce, edit and consume in the western sense.

I had never thought of the internet as a western text, until now.

Which begs the question, what does the eastern version look like and what could we learn from it if granted access?

By Tiffanny Junee

Tiffanny has a background in strategic integrated marketing and media communications. Her most recent projects include: Digital Media Academy - a 24/7 personal digital mentor @home @work @school @play Our School Online - a social justice start up embedding equity into the new NSW curriculum. Tiffanny lectures in Social Marketing, Crisis Communications, Social Issues Marketing and Leadership Communications @SydneyUni. A former editor and rugby union journalist, Tiffanny is always writing. Her current multi-platform projects include Australian-based generational thriller 'The Point' (think Thorn birds meets Mission Impossible).