[Humanist] 24.49 how quaint the revolution
Humanist Discussion Group
willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Sun May 23 07:29:57 CEST 2010
Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 49.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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Date: Sat, 22 May 2010 09:55:10 -0400
From: Patrick Durusau <patrick at durusau.net>
Subject: Re: [Humanist] 24.46 how quaint the revolution
In-Reply-To: <20100522070256.1E18C5A428 at woodward.joyent.us>
On 5/22/2010 3:02 AM, Humanist Discussion Group wrote:
> Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 46.
> Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
> Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org
> Date: Sat, 22 May 2010 07:28:39 +0200
> From: Charles Ess<cmess at drury.edu>
> Subject: Re: [Humanist] 24.44 how quaint the revolution
> In-Reply-To:<20100521063211.E509D590C5 at woodward.joyent.us>
On 22 May 2010 Charles Ess wrote:
> Hi Willard et co.
> On 5/21/10 8:32 AM, "Humanist Discussion Group"
> <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk> wrote:
>> I wonder, what are we doing to ensure that amidst all the shouting
>> of revolution and the rearguard action against change we clear a space in
>> which the changes may be contemplated and the choices we must make are well
>> informed? What are we doing to observe rather than merely assert? To train
>> the next generation of scholars to be able to *see* what is happening? To be
>> able to recognize the new?
> Funny you should mention ...
> I've just completed a bit of a review of the following, then "revolutionary"
> promises and developments in computing, humanities computing and
> computer-mediated communication:
<snip>So maybe a quick answer to your question is: a little historical
> as a counterpart to especially 1980s' and 1990s' post-modern enthusiasms for
> discarding the past as no longer relevant?
Just curious which "post-modern enthusiasms" you see as "discarding the
I have recently been adding to my collection of Umberto Eco's published
essays and I would not characterize them as "discarding the past."
Hard to make generalizations about something as diverse as
post-modernists but that hasn't been my impression of post-modernists
Granting that in my CS reading, there appears to be a lack of knowledge
of or interest in what I would call the recent past (20 or 30 years) in
CS. I don't think that is attributable to being "post-modern."
Hope you are having a great weekend!
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