Dead Media Project

Working Notes arranged by category

This highly flawed index (in both concept and execution) immediately shows just how stupid it is to try to classify media in any way. Which of course makes the job even more interesting. The only definition for media I can come up with is "a method or artifact for storing or generating or transmiting human sensory stimulus" which is so broad it means nothing. Any less and some damned thing gets left out. There has been some discussion of this, see the meta-historical Notes for some further thoughts.
So in this futile attempt to categorize "dead media" I try to stick things in vague categories derived from the human senses. But even this fails as you will see. This is one of those tasks where I discourage suggestions and encourage action; if you can come up with a better scheme (which means: email me an edited copy of this HTML index file!) by all means do so.
Here is the list of new, uncategorized Notes most recently submitted to the list. They will later be hand-placed in this index.
Most recent update: 4 January 2001


Categorized dead media Notes