Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 15, No. 158.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
Date: Fri, 03 Aug 2001 10:55:22 +0100
From: email@example.com (Francois Lachance)
Subject: the art of electro-shredding
Back to those 3 x 5 slips...
whether it's a Palm-held or Laptop machine would the conditions imposed by
the past brevity be emmulated by the future volume. I do think that the
"going back to the book [source]" is a useful part of sifting and sorting
and making artful use of the "forgetting" part of the art of memory. And
there is of course no guarantee that the size of the hardware would make
the note taking any more or less part of the to and fro between source and
It does make the sharing of the experience even intimate if not more
portable. Does make for a very interesting gloss on the activity of
"reading a palm".
Leads me to ask how many wired classrooms can accommodate docking by palm
held devices. And to suggest that in talking with deans, presidents and
such-like decision makers that infrared may be the way to go to "connect"
the spaces of research and pedagogy. Anyone done a cost analysis?
And the best scholars can carry on when the lights go out...
-- Francois Lachance, Scholar-at-large http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/~lachance 20th : Machine Age :: 21st : Era of Reparation
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