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The Resource Track changes : a literary history of word processing, Matthew G. Kirschenbaum

Track changes : a literary history of word processing, Matthew G. Kirschenbaum

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Track changes : a literary history of word processing
Title
Track changes
Title remainder
a literary history of word processing
Statement of responsibility
Matthew G. Kirschenbaum
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"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 research and numerous interviews conducted by the author, Track Changes is the first literary history of word processing. Matthew Kirschenbaum examines how the interests and ideals of creative authorship came to coexist with the computer revolution. Who were the first adopters? What kind of anxieties did they share? Was word processing perceived as just a better typewriter or something more? How did it change our understanding of writing? Track Changes balances the stories of individual writers with a consideration of how the seemingly ineffable act of writing is always grounded in particular instruments and media, from quills to keyboards. Along the way, we discover the candidates for the first novel written on a word processor, explore the surprisingly varied reasons why writers of both popular and serious literature adopted the technology, trace the spread of new metaphors and ideas from word processing in fiction and poetry, and consider the fate of literary scholarship and memory in an era when the final remnants of authorship may consist of folders on a hard drive or documents in the cloud."--Provided by publisher
Summary
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 the computer revolution. Who were the early adopters, and what made others anxious? Was word processing just a better typewriter, or something more?
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10495570
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MH/DLC
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Kirschenbaum, Matthew G
Dewey number
005.52
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Z52.4
LC item number
.K57 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Word processing
  • Writing
  • Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Target audience
adult
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a literary history of word processing
Label
Track changes : a literary history of word processing, Matthew G. Kirschenbaum
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-327) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn926061469
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 344 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780674417076
Lccn
2015041450
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)926061469
Label
Track changes : a literary history of word processing, Matthew G. Kirschenbaum
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-327) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn926061469
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 344 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780674417076
Lccn
2015041450
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)926061469

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