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Reading Writing InterfacesFrom the Digital to the Bookbound$
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Lori Emerson

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780816691258

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816691258.001.0001

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From the Philosophy of the Open to the Ideology of the User-Friendly

From the Philosophy of the Open to the Ideology of the User-Friendly

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(p.47) 2 From the Philosophy of the Open to the Ideology of the User-Friendly
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Reading Writing Interfaces
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Lori Emerson

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University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816691258.003.0002

Chapter two moves to poets’ engagement with the transition from the late 1960s’ emphasis on openness and creativity in computing to the 1980s’ ideology of the user-friendly Graphical User Interface.

Keywords:   interface, poetics, digital literature, media archaeology, media studies, archives, typewriter, history of computing, personal computer

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