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Digital Monsters, Binary Aliens - Computer Viruses, Capitalism and the Flow of Information

Jussi Parikka
Fibreculture Journal Issue 4 - contagion and the diseases of information
ISSN 1449-1443

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Computer worms and viruses are not just technical entities, bits of digital code - they also express central traits of information culture. In a world where production focuses more and more on information instead of goods, an information error registers as a break-up within the system.[1] In capitalism, time is money and so too is information : a malicious piece of computer code seems to be an attack on the very basics of global order. The connection between information capitalism-a well-researched topic in itself-and computer viruses has not, however, been sufficiently explicated.

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