Sample Chapter from Cybertext : Perspectives on Ergodic Literature

  title={Sample Chapter from Cybertext : Perspectives on Ergodic Literature},
  author={Espen Aarseth},
Wiener, Norbert (1894-1964) A few words on the two neoteric terms, cybertext and ergodic, are in order. Cybertext is a neologism derived from Norbert Wiener's book (and discipline) called Cybernetics, and subtitled Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine (1948). Wiener laid an important foundation for the development of digital computers, but his scope is not limited to the mechanical world of transistors and, later, of microchips. As the subtitle indicates, Wiener's perspective… CONTINUE READING
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