The new media reader

“Indeed, like the medium of film 100 years earlier, the computer medium is drawing on many antecedents and spawning a variety of formats. But the term “new media” is a sign of our current confusion about where these efforts are leading and our breathlessness at the pace of change, particularly in the last two decades of the 20th century. How long will it take before we see the gift for what it is – a single new medium of representation, the digital medium, formed by the braided interplay of technical invention and cultural expression at the end of 20th century?”

MONTFORT, Nick; WARDRIP-FUIN, Noah. (org.) The New Media Reader. London: MIT Press. 2003