For any people who might be interested in reading Ong, I would point out that his three books that were published originally in the 1980s are his most accessible books: (1) FIGHTING FOR LIFE: CONTEST, SEXUALITY, AND CONSCIOUSNESS (1981), (2) ORALITY AND LITERACY: THE TECHNOLOGIZING OF THE WORD (1982), and (3) HOPKINS, THE SELF, AND GOD (1986). Another accessible book is AN ONG READER: CHALLENGES FOR FURTHER INQUIRY (2002), mentioned above. For a deep understanding of Ong's thought, his book RAMUS, METHOD, AND THE DECAY OF DIALOGUE (1958), mentioned above, is indispensable reading.
At my homepage I have made available online my 12-category classified bibliography of selected works that can be related in one way or another to Ong's thought. The URL for my homepage is http://www.d.umn.edu/~tfarrell .