10.698 programming in the humanities

WILLARD MCCARTY (willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk)
Thu, 13 Feb 1997 07:48:53 +0000 (GMT)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 10, No. 698.
Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities (Princeton/Rutgers)
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
Information at http://www.princeton.edu/~mccarty/humanist/

[1] From: Leo Robert Klein <kleinl@is2.nyu.edu> (16)
Subject: Re: 10.0681 withering away & the overload

This is partially a response to Don Wilkins' post and partially my general
feeling on the role of programming in humanistic endeavors. There's text,
there's imaging, and increasingly, there's multimedia. All these the
computer can do. I don't want to reinvent the wheel--not until I've worn
it out nor do I think I'd be wisely allocating my time--humanistically
speaking--if I dumped Director in favor of C++. I'll never be able to
top, code-wise, even the worst application that's been inflicted on me but
I have a suspicion I could turn out a few passible CD-ROM's. Either way,
it takes a lifetime.


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