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Humanist Archives: Nov. 17, 2018, 8:19 a.m. Humanist 32.198 - Format of postings & limitations of devices

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 32, No. 198.
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        Date: 2018-11-16 13:46:31+00:00
        From: Henry Schaffer 
        Subject: Re: [Humanist] 32.188: Format of postings

The limitations of "mobile" devices seldom gets mentioned outside the geek
community. So, Willard, I'm glad to see your mention of this. While this
can be a serious hindrance for researchers, what's on my mind now is the
effect on students who expect to be able to do everything on their smart
phone or perhaps a tablet.

The apps on those devices (I'm not including laptops) often have limited
capabilities and also there is the problem of small screen sizes. This week
I've been dealing with a campus which where many of the students use
Chromebooks and need to use RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) to access full
scale "apps" (e.g. MS Office) in the cloud. Apparently the RDP apps for the
Chromebook don't have the full capabilities of those for Desktops/Laptops.
We're looking further to see if this limitation can be overcome, but I
shudder at the thought of trying to do some digital humanities R&D on a
3"x5" screen with the bottom 1 1/2" taken up with a "key board".

--henry schaffer

On Fri, Nov 16, 2018 at 7:19 AM Humanist  wrote:

>                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 32, No. 188.
>             Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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>                 Submit to: humanist@dhhumanist.org
>         Date: 2018-11-16 12:07:00+00:00
>         From: Willard McCarty 
>         Subject: Format of postings
> Dear colleagues,
> My usual (and much loved) machine is in for repairs, during which time it
> seems I will be unable
> to handle postings as I usually do. Asfar as I can tell my iPad mail app
> cannot redirect messages,
> only forward them, so some will be coming through as quoted text, and
> editing away the >s simply
> takes too much time on an iPad. So, if you would, be patient. Normal
> service will resume soon,
> I very much hope.
> Yours,
> WM
> Sent from my iPad

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