Media are designed to fit the human, the way telephone handsets or headsets literally fit from ear to mouth, but also the way telephone circuits, satellites, and antennas fit among their potential consumers, as integral parts of communication / information networks that literally shape what communication entails for individuals in the modern age. And if media fit humans, humans adjust themselves in various ways to fit media, knowingly or not. Hands physically adjust themselves to different keyboards, different keypads, and different pointing devices, while users subtly adjust their sense of who they are.

– Lisa Gitelman and Geoffrey B Pingree. “Introduction: What’s New About New Media.” In New Media, 1740-1915, edited by Lisa Gitelman, and Geoffrey B Pingree, xi-xxi. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press, 2003: xx.