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

Automagical Transubstantiation

For instance, according to both Nick Montfort and Matthew Kirschenbaum, a bias (in media studies and elsewhere) for computer screens enables an inattention to the materiality of computational processes and electronic texts. For more, see Montfort (2004) and Kirschenbaum (2008, 31–35). Montfort’s term for this bias is screen essentialism.

(This note comments on the page titled, “Prehistory for Today’s Magnetic Media.”)

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