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Matthew Fuller

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780262062749

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262062749.001.0001

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Introduction, the Stuff of Software

Introduction, the Stuff of Software

(p.xiii) (p.xiv) (p.1) Introduction, the Stuff of Software
Software Studies

Matthew Fuller

The MIT Press

This introduction explains the two main purposes of this book: first, a series of short studies, which constitutes the software stuff; and second, to propose that software can be seen as an object of study and an area of practice in several working fields. The introduction also explains the subsections of the book, and discusses the concept of the lexicon and the vocabulary of terms used in a particular subject. The book explores the lexicon in great detail in the fields of computing and software. Its main aim is to explain the growth of both familiar and unfamiliar advances in the software field.

Keywords:   software stuff, lexicon, computing, software studies, vocabulary, software advancements

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