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Traversals : the use of preservation of early electronic writing

Author: Stuart Moulthrop; Dene Grigar
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : The MIT Press, [2017]
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Many pioneering works of electronic literature are now largely inaccessible because of changes in hardware, software, and platforms. The virtual disappearance of these works--created on floppy disks, in Apple's defunct HyperCard, and on other early systems and platforms--not only puts important electronic literary work out of reach but also signals the fragility of most works of culture in the digital age. In  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Moulthrop, Stuart.
Traversals.
Cambridge, MA : The MIT Press, [2017]
(OCoLC)959033227
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stuart Moulthrop; Dene Grigar
ISBN: 9780262339018 0262339013
OCLC Number: 981765187
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Entity and event : electronic literature in context --
The many faces of Judy Malloy's Uncle Roger --
Coelacanth history : Uncle Buddy's phantom funhouse and the cybertext of things --
Monsters and freaks : Patchwork girl and the new unreadable --
The archives pertaining to Bill Bly, curator and translator --
Afterword : the Sappho Syndrome, and other concerns in the preservation of born-digital media.
Responsibility: Stuard Moulthrop and Dene Grigar.

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An exercise in reclaiming electronic literary works on inaccessible platforms, examining four works as both artifacts and operations.  Read more...

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