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After his final flatline in William Gibson’s Neuromancer, McCoy Pauley, a cyberspace cowboy with a southern drawl and a penchant for surviving brain death, undergoes a radical transformation. His cognitive processes, personality quirks, ICE-cutting skills, and memories are all recorded on a ROM cassette and stored as file #0467839 in the basement library of the sense/net archives. The McCoy Pauly / Dixie Flatline’s reconfigured technological nature provides us with a new way to imagine the archive of memory, revealing not only the manner in which we perceive it, but how we might understand it in the future--as a physical metaphor for the psychical apparatus that evolves from Freud’s description of it in “A Note Upon the Mystic Writing Pad.”