21.313 what's different now

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2007 06:00:40 +0100

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 21, No. 313.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

         Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2007 05:58:17 +0100
         From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
         Subject: what's different now

From: Marcus Bingenheimer
Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2007 15:41:31 +0800

Today, the machine will ask you for your credit card number, tell you
what you have purchased before or which trains you took. It will make
all kind of more or less ridiculous suggestions where to spend your
next coin and the next. It will communicate with other machines in
your house to collect more information about you, relay this to still
other machines and store it indefinitely.
The man at the ticket office, on the contrary, has learned from
experience to give you the ticket and leave you alone.


Dr. Marcus Bingenheimer
Director, Library and Information Center
Dharma Drum Buddhist College   (DDBC)
No. 2-6 Xishihu, Jinshan  20842, Taipei County, Taiwan, R.O.C.
20842 2-6   Tel:  +886-2-2498-7171 # 2381
Willard McCarty | Professor of Humanities Computing | Centre for
Computing in the Humanities | King's College London |
http://staff.cch.kcl.ac.uk/~wmccarty/. Et sic in infinitum (Fludd 1617, p. 26). 
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