Volume 13, No. 1
November 2000

Mercurial Matters

Annual Meetings

Letters to the Editor

Urban Legends & the Challenges of Standardization

Paul Israel Wins Dexter Prize

Email & Website Report

An Artificial Line, or Technology as Spectrology

A Daemon in Her Shape

Lincoln Labs Turns 50

Vogue Picture Records

Media Ecology Book Awards

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A Daemon in Her Shape:
Dracula and Nineteenth-Century Communication Technologies

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Although Bram Stoker composed on then cutting-edge technology, the typewriter, he posed for this 1906 portrait exhibiting the gentlemanly art of penmanship. (from David J. Skal, Hollywood Gothic: The Tangled Web of Dracula from Novel to Stage to Screen (New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1990) page 19.

Castle Bran in Romania—a classic vampire dwelling. After reading Dracula, you would surely recharge your cell phone before entering. From Matthew Bunson, The Vampire Encyclopedia (New York: Crown Trade Publications, 1993).