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Intake has develop into a world phenomenon. This growth of intake has happened even as notions of knowledge and digitization became all-pervasive in our media tradition. As ever larger features of the realm have end up noticeable as "data", info has more and more turn into the very forex of intake. intake in an Age of data analyzes this new dating among info and intake. major theorists and critics map this new terrain, ranging throughout excessive thought and well known culture--from E-Bay auctions to "smart homes", from the typical intake of MP3 documents and DVDs to the rituals of media violence, from internet-surfing to the position of "speed" in modern tradition.

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9. See also the important work of Anne Friedberg (1993), who suggestively terms this state of consciousness a mobile virtual gaze. 38 Mark Poster 10. I am not interested in Dick’s personal views of religion but rather in the way the “religious” epigraph works in the text in question. 11. For an excellent discussion of the effort by the Clinton administration to defeat privacy on the Internet through encryption systems, see Gurak (1997). 12. See Tedeschi (2003) for a report on the use of “interactive ads” in which companies sell information about online browsing to other companies.

Whipping and fines were imposed for idleness in Plymouth Colony, in Connecticut, and in Rhode Island in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth century. ” Mather was an important influence on Franklin, at first through his writings, and then through his scientific activities and his library, which he opened to Franklin as a young man. So it is no surprise that as Franklin secularized the work ethic and theorized time he retained many of the same basic values as Mather, including the distinction between the deserving and undeserving poor.

Before the universe was, I am. I made the suns. I made the worlds. I created the lives and the places they inhabit; I move them here, I put them there. They go as I say, they do as I tell them. I am the word and my name is never spoken, the name which no one knows. I am called Ubik, but that is not my name. I am. I shall always be” (Dick, 1969: 215). 7 Interpreting this epigraph has been a focus of scholarly attention and to that I shall now turn. Future Adver tising: Dick’s Ubik & the Digital Ad 31 GOD UBIK?

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