[Humanist] 27.609 Time's "Machine of the Year" 1982

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 609.
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        Date: Mon, 09 Dec 2013 16:57:35 +0000
        From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
        Subject: Time's 1982 Machine of the Year relaunched

Some here are old enough to remember that on 3 January 1983 Time 
Magazine replaced its conventional "Man of the Year" special issue with 
the "Machine of the Year", showing on the cover a plaster man and a 
plaster woman, each with their computers in a bare sitting room, with 
the title, "The Computer Moves In". The Apple Lisa and Steve Jobs 
received considerable attention (the first Mac was then a year in the 
future) along with Osborne, Sinclair and a number of others. The 30th 
anniversary of this issue has been celebrated (promoted) by a 
commemorative re-issue, with a downloadable replica of the entire thing 
for iPad et al.

See 
http://techland.time.com/2013/01/04/times-machine-of-the-year-30-years-later/#ixzz2mzojRcco 
for more.

Will we begin speaking of an "historical turn" in digital humanities?

Yours,
WM
-- 
Willard McCarty (www.mccarty.org.uk/), Professor, Department of Digital
Humanities, King's College London, and Research Group in Digital
Humanities, University of Western Sydney




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