3.710 NeXT and text encoding (26)

Willard McCarty (MCCARTY@vm.epas.utoronto.ca)
Tue, 7 Nov 89 19:50:36 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 3, No. 710. Tuesday, 7 Nov 1989.

Date: Tue, 07 Nov 89 18:31:59 CST
From: "Michael S. Hart" <HART@UIUCVME>
Subject: Re: 3.705 more on NeXT (101)

re mike@tome.media.mit.edu (Michael Hawley) comments:

Just as one search/retrieval program will not provide all the functions
necessary to all users of all databases, so too, would I submit that an
encoding technique, any encoding technique, would suffer from the same,
or similar limitations. This is why I have repeatedly stated that any,
yes, ANY text encoding initiative should, and of necessity MUST include
the apparatus for removing itself from the text to provide a virgin, or
as close as feasible, text for others to work with in areas which might
require new or separate facilities.

Michael S. Hart, Director, Project Gutenberg
National Clearinghouse for Machine Readable Texts