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Humanist Archives: April 9, 2020, 10:08 a.m. Humanist 33.746 - automated but wise

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 746.
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        Date: 2020-04-09 08:57:14+00:00
        From: Willard McCarty 
        Subject: automated but wise

In response to an editorial enquiry that I just made, I received the
following automated response (from a Brazilian anthropologist -- 
the best of its kind I've ever seen, demonstrating that 'automated' 
does not necessarily mean 'heartless' or 'impersonal'. Anyhow, it is 
advice I very much hope we will all take to heart:

> Vamos todos baixar a bola e ficar em casa. Não podemos continuar a
> viver do modo que temos vivido. Temos feito hora-extra e deixado de
> fazer o trabalho essencial. É hora de dizer adeus ao pesadelo
> produtivista.
> /Let's slow down and stay home. We cannot continue to live in the way
> we have been living. We have been working extra-hours and not doing
> the essencial work. It's time to say farewell to the productivist
> nightmare./


Willard McCarty (www.mccarty.org.uk/),
Professor emeritus, Department of Digital Humanities, King's College
London; Editor, Interdisciplinary Science Reviews
(www.tandfonline.com/loi/yisr20) and Humanist (www.dhhumanist.org)

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