“… using both fiction and non-fiction, Matt explores the borderline where digital technology meets human thought and flesh, looking for suitable places to cross over, under cover of dark, away from the prying eyes of giant business corporations and governments. He’s alert to the everyday dangers of the latest devices and procedures, as well as the massive potential they hold for needful change. Most of all he’s interested in that moment when a new technology stops being, well, a *technology* as such, and turns into an actual *medium*. A medium of expression. … ” – Jeff Noon (from his foreword)
I think we all know that some of the aspirin pill’s padding is necessary in computing. We need abstractions, otherwise we’d be writing code in machine language or Assembly, there’d be no work designing interfaces, and users wouldn’t understand much unless they took the years to learn everything from the ground up.