My Mother Was a Computer: Digital Subjects and Literary Texts

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My Mother Was a Computer was a book published by N Katherine Hayles in 2005.

(Hayles is an established authority on a humanities-centered approach to human-computer interactions, and My Mother Was a Computer (2005) is her third book on the topic.) [1]

"In keeping with her earlier assertion that a complete understanding of digital text cannot happen unless we explore how we perceive them with our physical bodies, Hayles reminds us that print culture also involves variation, deviation, imperfect copying, and variable interpretation, the “dream of information” centers around the idea that texts that can be distributed electronically change the economy of information."[2]


  2. Context for Hayles, My Mother was a Computer (Ch 3 & 4) By Dennis G. Jerz, on April 12th, 2012. Jertz's Literary Weblog. Accessed Jun 2012.