16.009 almost sweet 16, or no Little Red Book here!

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                    Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 16, No. 9.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

       [1] From: lachance@chass.utoronto.ca (Francois Lachance) (21)
             Subject: On to sweet 16

       [2] From: Mary-Louise Craven <mlc@yorku.ca> (115)
             Subject: Re: 16.001 Happy 15th Birthday!

             Date: Wed, 08 May 2002 06:57:55 +0100
             From: lachance@chass.utoronto.ca (Francois Lachance)
             Subject: On to sweet 16


    Long before I encountered Roland Barths _SZ_, I always pointed to the
    English as a second language for my often repeated cross-spelling of
    voiced and unvoiced fricatives, /z/ and /s/, when orthographically
    challenged by "desert" and "dessert". More of either is not necessarily
    better. Neither more nomads on the go nor more sedate confectioners
    ensconced in institutional settings will necessarily improve the quality
    of the intercourse or the excellence of the thinking.

    > gone wrong. And regret is what I feel for the absence, due to
    > life-circumstances, of all those living whom we need in this conversation
    > -- most desparately need. An essential way ahead, out of the silence, is to
    > get the field on better institutional footing so that more people can be
    > paid to think and talk without first having to wander in the desert for
    > years. The way to do that, I remain convinced, is to make a totally
    > unassailable, ravishingly attractive, irresistibly delicious, compellingly
    > beautiful intellectual case for humanities computing. Which is exactly what
    > this forum is for. So let the party commence!

    Did the party ever end?

            Making the Case for Para-academics

    Francois Lachance, Scholar-at-large

    --[2]------------------------------------------------------------------ Date: Wed, 08 May 2002 06:58:18 +0100 From: Mary-Louise Craven <mlc@yorku.ca> Subject: Re: 16.001 Happy 15th Birthday!

    RE: happy 15th birthday.. As readers and contributors to Humanist appreciate, the longevity and civility of this listserv is due in large part to its moderator, Willard. But labelling him a "moderator" doesn't do justice to his role: he's more like Norbert Wiener's "helmsman" (helmsperson)--charting the listserv's course through the important debates we've had over the years, encouraging the views of many humanists--and even a few social scientists...(see his "rough intellectual map" in his earlier message). Thanks, Willard. Mary-Louise Craven Social Science Division, York University Toronto

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