The purloined email
There is something uncanny about the Internet. The strange, the unexpected, the disturbing, the unaccountable, the familiar found in the midst of the alien, the alien that penetrates the home; the shocking, the obscene, the eerily beautiful; the sense that nothing is fixed, stable, certain or ultimately knowable, be that personal identity, the online environment itself, or the others with whom one's online self communes – all these classic elements of the uncanny are (un)familiar territory to any regular Internet user.
Thomas, C. (2011)., The purloined email, in R. Land & S. Bayne (eds.), Digital difference, Rotterdam, SensePublishers, pp. 3-14.
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