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This is a personal project by @dellsystem. I built this to help me retain information from the books I'm reading.

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Fuller, M. (2008). Introduction. In Fuller, M. (ed) Software Studies: A Lexicon. MIT Press, pp. 1-14

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[...] Since the massification of computing they have in some small ways also been able to construct themselves in relation to other forms of life. (In the sense that Ludwig Wittgenstein means when he says, "To imagine a language is to imagine a form of life.") This self-sufficiency of software, in such a context, allows (in much the same way as it allows a programmer to think he or she is working on the formulation of a particularly interesting and chewy algorithm when working at another scale, perhaps more determining, on an insurance program to more finely exclude the poor from public services) a certain distance from social or cultural norms. Things can be done in software that don't require much dependence on other factors. [...]

—p.6 by Matthew Fuller 4 years, 8 months ago

[...] Since the massification of computing they have in some small ways also been able to construct themselves in relation to other forms of life. (In the sense that Ludwig Wittgenstein means when he says, "To imagine a language is to imagine a form of life.") This self-sufficiency of software, in such a context, allows (in much the same way as it allows a programmer to think he or she is working on the formulation of a particularly interesting and chewy algorithm when working at another scale, perhaps more determining, on an insurance program to more finely exclude the poor from public services) a certain distance from social or cultural norms. Things can be done in software that don't require much dependence on other factors. [...]

—p.6 by Matthew Fuller 4 years, 8 months ago