Making the Perfect Record: From Inscription to Impression in Early Magnetic Recording

The Point or the Impression?

Engaging the work of Charles Sanders Peirce, Doane (2007, 5) asks: “What is the relation between the index as trace or impression and the index as pointing, deixis (Peirce’s insistence that the word 'this' is the most telling example of the index)?” If only elliptically, this essay responds to her question.

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