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Track changes : a literary history of word processing

Author: Matthew G Kirschenbaum
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The story of writing in the digital age is every bit as messy as the ink-stained rags that littered the floor of Gutenberg's print shop or the hot molten lead of the linotype machine. During the period of the pivotal growth and widespread adoption of word processing as a writing technology, some authors embraced it as a marvel while others decried it as the death of literature. The product of years of archival  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew G Kirschenbaum
ISBN: 9780674417076 0674417070
OCLC Number: 926061469
Description: xvi, 344 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: It is known --
Word processing as a literary subject --
Perfect --
Around 1981 --
North of Boston --
Signposts --
Typing on glass --
Unseen hands --
Think tape --
Reveal codes --
What remains --
After word processing.
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Writing in the digital age has been as messy as the inky rags in Gutenberg's shop or the molten lead of a Linotype machine. Matthew Kirschenbaum examines how creative authorship came to coexist with  Read more...

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[An] unexpectedly engaging history of word processing.--Brian Dillon"The Guardian" (07/02/2016) Kirschenbaum aligns literary art with information processing machines (computers) to create a history Read more...

 
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