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Summary: Matthew Kirschenbaum’s Grammatology of the Hard Drive

In chapter three of his influential work Mechanisms, new media scholar Matthew Kirschenbaum narrows his focus on storage to the hard drive. This device is particularly interesting for Kirschenbaum because “[m]ost users will never see their hard drive during the life of their computer”.  Their invisibility from the vast majority of users, he argues, often … Continue reading