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#thinking-together
curious_reader

curious_reader

11/18/2022, 10:20 AM
As I go slowly my way through the kernel syllabus, I find gems like this one: "The practice of software begins to resemble closely the practice of memoria and, specifically, the memory theatres of Camillo, which constitute memory as a public space; a kind of virtual architecture for an incomplete image of the world. Software begins to look like the closest medium to memory itself we have produced." https://www.kernel.community/en/learn/module-3/remember/#memory-only-exists-when-distributed What do you think? How do do you personally perceive Software as Memory?
Konrad Hinsen

Konrad Hinsen

11/19/2022, 6:44 AM
Comparing software to memory looks like a category error to me. Software is a medium, not a function. Like other media, software has become one of the substrates of our collective memory as a society.