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Traces, Recordings, Inscriptions and Documents

The best ontological definition of document, I was able to find is in “Documentality: Why It Is Necessary to Leave Traces (Commonalities)“, by Maurizio Ferraris, http://www.amazon.com/Documentality-Necessary-Leave-Traces-Commonalities/dp/0823249697 that is the translation of “Documentalità: perché é necessario lasciar tracce” by Maurizio Ferraris … Continua a leggere

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Year 2000, when digitalisation became ubiquituous.

I would make a clear difference of the impact of digitalisation, before and after ubiquitous connectivity (1). In fact in 2000 WiFi, ADSL  UMTS and Application Layer Firewalls (3) started to be commercialized, making within a few years computer interconnection … Continua a leggere

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Verba manent, scripta Volant #2: What are (digital) documents, in the end? Memories!

Verba manent, scripta Volant #2: What are (digital) documents, in the end? Memories! Ontological philosophers pose a nice paradox about the real relevance of written documents. Let’s imagine that a woman convenes with her son at a lawyer’s office in … Continua a leggere

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Verba manent, scripta Volant #1: Nuclear semiotics: the preservation of information for ever.

Verba manent, scripta Volant #1: Nuclear semiotics: the preservation of information for ever. The handwritten signature and the tailcoat. (Posted 2012-12-10)[m1] There are just three ontological (i.e. necessary, unavoidable) changes affecting how we interact with data/information generated/managed by computers, in … Continua a leggere

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