Friedrich Kittler died yesterday, 18 October 2011, in Berlin.

"Nobody listens to radio. What loudspeakers or headsets provide for

their users is always just radio programming, never radio itself. Only
in emergencies, when broadcasts are interrupted, announcers’ voices
dry up or stations drift away from their proper frequencies, are there
any moments at all to hear what radio listening could be about." -
Friedrich Kittler

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