My interest in the work of Vilém Flusser (1920-1991) dates back to 2003, the year I  read the collection entitled Writings, edited by Andreas Strõhl. Since then I’ve translated three of his books and published some short pieces that trace particular implications of his thinking (see “c.v., “publications”). More recently I’ve begin to see why it’s important that I think of him as a writer,  rather than as a philosopher or a media theorist.  I have summarized the way I arrived at this conclusion, as well as some thoughts about why it matters in a essay commissioned for The Routledge Companion to Photography Theory, currently in preparation.