The deal with of information systems is premised on the centrality of tip technology in everyday socioeconomic life. Yet, traction on a review of the full adapt of concern published in Information Systems Research (ISR) over the past ten years, we argue that the field has not profoundly engaged its core subordinate matter—the information technology (IT) artefact. Instead, we find that IS researchers tend to give central ideal moment to the Tex. (within which some in the main unspecified technology is seen to operate), the separate processing capabilities of the artefact (as separable from its context or use), or the dependent variable (that which is posited to be inclined or changed as technology is developed, implemented, and used). The IT artefact itself tends to disappear from prospect, be taken for granted, or is suppose to be unproblematic once it is shape and instate.