13.0295 "to pay the penny"? Hacker's Ball?

Humanist Discussion Group (willard@lists.village.virginia.edu)
Sat, 27 Nov 1999 03:25:09 -0500 (EST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 13, No. 295.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

[1] From: Phyllis Wright <pwright@spartan.ac.brocku.ca> (16)
Subject: "to pay the penny"?

[2] From: Stefan Sinclair <4ss42@qsilver.queensu.ca> (14)
Subject: Hacker's Ball?

Date: Sat, 27 Nov 1999 08:11:49 +0000
From: Phyllis Wright <pwright@spartan.ac.brocku.ca>
Subject: "to pay the penny"?

Can someone provide the meaning for the phrase "to pay the penny" as used
in the following which I believe is from a translation of a sermon by Alfric.

"Verily from the eleventh hour the chief of the house [begged] to pay the
penny, when he led the thief into the kingdom of heaven, before he led
Peter or his other apostles, and rightly so, for the thief believed in
Christ at a time when his apostles were in great doubt".

Thanks so much,
Phyllis Wright
Phyllis M. Wright
Head, Reference & Information Services Department
James A. Gibson Library
Brock University
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Date: Sat, 27 Nov 1999 08:12:16 +0000
From: Stefan Sinclair <4ss42@qsilver.queensu.ca>
Subject: Hacker's Ball?

I've been reading through piles of accumulated unread mail and arrived on
this thread. Was there any response?

I tried to kickstart things awhile ago with my humanities computing
repository, but as a visit there will tell you, it's a fairly lonely place.


> At the end of the ACH/ALLC 1999 meeting Olsen was trying to organize a
> "Hacker's Ball" to come up with a software initiative that would produce
> useful tools and help humanities computing scholars figure out how to do
> open source programming. The last I heard, there was some interest in
> developing UNICODE utilities (e.g. a program that sorts strings). Is
> anyone still interested in this?

Stéfan Sinclair, Queen's University (Canada)

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