Sunday Book-Thought 125

My argument, then, is this: computers are unique in the history of writing technologies in that they present a premeditated material environment built and engineered to propagate an illusion of immateriality; the digital nature of computational representation is precisely what enables this illusion – or else call it a working model – of immaterial behavior.
Matthew G. KirschenbaumMechanisms: New Media and the Forensic Imagination (Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2008), p. 135.

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