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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