Technology of composition can inspire. Is it the same with e-readers? From MIT Technology Review: “At a time when new media are proliferating, it is tempting to imagine that authors, thinking about how their writing will appear on devices such as electronic readers, tablet computers, or smartphones, consciously or unconsciously adapt their prose to the exigencies of publishing platforms. But that’s not what actually happens. One looks in vain for many examples of stories whose style or form has been cleverly adapted to their digital destinations. Stories on e-readers look pretty much as stories have always looked.”
Many readers and scholars alike attribute Kerouac’s stream-of-consciousness writing in On the Road to the fact that that he wrote the entire book on a continuous scroll of paper.