Technical Media Theory and the Web

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Last week, I was asked what Technical Media Theory, following the approach of Kittler, would have to say about the web. I will try to formulate a series of short thoughts on the issue.
1 misuse of military infrastructure
2 there is (no) software
3 overloading the physical link
4 a medium is not a tool
5 functional monopolies
6 the link replaces the sign

patches:
0.1 the technical apriori
0.2 (against) technical determinism
0.3 history and the origins
0.4 why not German Media Theory
0.5 why was the web (wrongly) never a big topic?

extensions:
2.1 convergence and the end of media
2.2 technical and speculative materialism
2.2 economy and computing
2.3 politics and decision-making
2.4 media, imagined comunities, no society



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