18.356 writing things down

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 15 Nov 2004 07:02:02 +0000

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 18, No. 356.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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         Date: Mon, 15 Nov 2004 06:57:44 +0000
         From: orlandi_at_rmcisadu.let.uniroma1.it
         Subject: Re: 18.355 writing things down (being one's own recording

Yes, I tried to let my doctoral students (laureandi) do that,
i.e., take notes of all they were doing, but it was a flop.
Not that the idea was not good -- I maintain it is -- but it
is very difficult to put in practice. It is very time
consuming. This is why I myself very seldom take and keep
note when I write scripts etc. Possibly the "scientists" are
trained to it from boyhood ;-) We humanists organize our
work differently.

Nevertheless, I suggest that we try and grow our pupils
behaving -- only in this case! -- as scientists.

Thank you Willard for having suggested the topic.


Tito Orlandi orlandi_at_rmcisadu.let.uniroma1.it
CISADU - Fac. di Lettere Tel. 39+06.4991-3936
Univ. di Roma La Sapienza Fax 39+60.4991-3945
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