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[PER] Umberto Eco :: Three types of memory

"We have three types of memory: The first one is organic, which is the memory made of flesh and blood and the one administrated by our brain. The second is mineral, and in this sense mankind has known two kinds of mineral memory: millennia ago, this was the memory represented by clay tablets and obelisks, pretty well known in this country, on which people carved their texts. However, this second type is also the electronic memory of today's computers, based upon silicon. We have also known another kind of memory, the vegetal one..." - Umberto Eco, Vegetal and mineral memory: The future of books.

интересное эссе. но какая удручающая фетишизация субстрата! как если бы не функция (=потребность) порождала инструмент, а наоборот, инструмент - потребность. не читал человек выготского, не читал...

по пути ещё открывается "real function... of books", которая кроется в их "непереписываемости" [на примере "войны и мира"].


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