From “Digitality and Objects” by Matthew Fuller (italics mine):
In a recent interview Michel Serres suggests that a typical contemporary development is a drive experienced in science to aim towards an understanding of the specificity of an object. Earthquake-causing tectonic faultlines or individual livers are rendered, by various methods and by the peculiar capacity for differentiation typical of digital analysis, as something with individual qualities and traits rather than generalised or diagrammatic instantiations of a ‘type’. Every scanned liver, every library book in a database, every phone, person or every mapped asteroid is also a digital object.
Via: “Read_Me: Software Arts & Cultures”, 2004, pg 27.