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DIGITAL CONTAGIONS: A Media Archaeology of Computer Viruses by Jussi Parikka (Peter Lang Books, 2007, 327 pages); Reviewed by Joseph Nechvatal . We cannot be done with viruses as long as the ontology of network culture is viral-like. - Jussi Parikka, “The Universal Viral Machine” One could be forgiven for assuming that a book with the title Digital Contagions: A Media Archaeology of Computer Viruses would be of sole interest to those sniggering hornrimmed programmers who harbor an erudite loathing of Bill Gates and an affection for the Viennese witch-doctor. Actually, it is a rather game and enthralling look, via a media-ecological approach, into the acutely frightening, yet hysterically glittering, networked world in which we now reside.