(Occasionally a computer scientist will get nervous about writing a paper or working on a proposal having to do with garbage collection. In cases like this, the phrase storage reclamation tends to be used. It means the same thing.)
… Memory locations…are just wires turned sideways in time.
— The Connection Machine, W. Daniel Hillis
(I’m sure some connection can be made to Henry Baker's work, but I don’t feel up to trying to do so.)