Monday, July 31, 2006

Archiving and Its Discontents

As Derrida says:
[...]the technical structure of the archiving archive also determines the structure of the archivable contents even as it comes into existence and its relationship to the future. This means that in the past psychoanalysis would not have been what it was (no more so than many other things) if electronic mail, for example, had existed. And in the future it will no longer be what Freud and so many psychoanalysts have anticipated now that e-mail, for example, has become possible. One could find many clues other than e-mail.

For example, blogging.

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