Technologies of Literary and Cultural Production
Edited by Jeffrey Masten, Peter Stallybrass, Nancy J. Vickers
Routledge – 1998 – 288 pages
Language Machines questions any easily progressive model of technological change, demonstrating the persistence rather than the obsolescence of language technologies over time, the continuous and complicated overlap of pens, presses, screens and voice. In these essays new technologies do not simply replace, but rather draw upon, absorb, displace and resituate earlier technologies.