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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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(p.184) Memory
Software Studies

Warren Sack

The MIT Press

This chapter explores the concept of computer memory by taking into consideration the previous theories, analogies, views, and works of various philosophers, scientists, and researchers. The differentiation between human and machine memories helps to explain the historical background and the requirement of the computer memory. The later parts of the chapter provide a discussion on the general and basic concepts of computer memory and the application areas. The main purpose of the chapter is to discuss how the previous metaphors affected the computer memory concept.

Keywords:   computer memory, human memory, machine memory

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