Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 32, No. 438. Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London Hosted by King's Digital Lab www.dhhumanist.org Submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: 2019-02-08 12:38:46+00:00 From: Tim Smithers
Subject: Re: [Humanist] 32.431: postings that never make it Dear Willard, So there's a Digital Daemon lurking in the Humanist software, making a bit of a nuisance. That's only natural. Digital Daemons mark the Human origins of computer software. They make the software less foreign, I think, and help us really understand what our code actually does. And their activities keeps us more humble about out digital creations. All of which are worth having, I'd say. In this case, it looks like a relatively mild Digital Daemon. And is more than balanced out by having Humanist up and running well ... judged by the good conversations it's been supporting recently. What's a Digital Daemon or two between happy Humanists? Best regards, Tim PS: I'm CC'ing this to you directly as well. Just in case the Daemon reads this -:) > On 08 Feb 2019, at 07:08, Humanist wrote: > > Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 32, No. 431. > Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London > Hosted by King's Digital Lab > www.dhhumanist.org > Submit to: email@example.com > > > > > Date: 2019-02-07 16:47:47+00:00 > From: Willard McCarty > Subject: postings that never make it > > I am sorry to report that postings from some members of Humanist never > get to their proper destination but are hijacked somewhere along the > way by rogue code. This is a problem has been troubling us for some > time. My colleague who is in charge of the software has been looking > into it. Once again I find myself having to swear a great oath that > I never censor messages, at least not without telling the sender and > encouraging him or her to recast in a more agreeable form. But such > incidents are very rare -- perhaps as many as a dozen in the past 30+ > years, and a majority of these in the first year, when 'netiquette' had > not yet been coined. > > Anyone who finds him- or herself suffering from these misdeeds of code > is welcome to send the intended posting directly to me. > > All the best. > > Yours, > WM > -- > Willard McCarty (www.mccarty.org.uk/), > Professor emeritus, Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London; > Adjunct Professor, Western Sydney University; Editor, Interdisciplinary > Science Reviews (www.tandfonline.com/loi/yisr20) and Humanist > (www.dhhumanist.org) _______________________________________________ Unsubscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted List posts to: firstname.lastname@example.org List info and archives at at: http://dhhumanist.org Listmember interface at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted/ Subscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/membership_form.php
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