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The Server: A Media History from the Present to the Baroque

Markus Krajewski

Abstract

Though classic servants like the butler or the governess have largely vanished, the Internet is filled with servers: web, ftp, mail, and others perform their daily drudgery, going about their business noiselessly and unnoticed. Why then are current-day digital drudges called servers? This book explores this question by going from the present back to the Baroque to study historical aspects of service through various perspectives, be it the servants' relationship to architecture or their function in literary or scientific contexts. At the intersection of media studies, cultural history, and lite ... More

Keywords: servers, website, ftp, email, digital, service, servant

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780300180817
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300180817.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Markus Krajewski, author
University of Basel