Category Archives: Dead media

Nothing Lasts Forever: On Extinctions and Dead Media

See also the Dead Media Project (and its field notes) and NYU’s Dead Media Archive.

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Dead Media: My First PC! description of the Osborne Executive

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The Sound of Digital Crushing Analog

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Sic transit gloria mundi

The first edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica was published in 1768 in Edinburgh, Scotland. In the Preface to the Encyclopaedia, William Smellie, the 28-year-old editor (and author of many of the entries), expressed his hope that this new kind of encyclopaedia or … Continue reading

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From the Dead Media Archives: Laserdisc

Early optical Laserdisc technology was invented by David Paul Gregg in 1958. By the time Gregg had patented his transparent videodisc system in 1961 and again in 1969 he decided to sell the patents to electronics manufacturer Philips. Philips had … Continue reading

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