Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 34, No. 162. Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London Hosted by King's Digital Lab www.dhhumanist.org Submit to: email@example.com Date: 2020-07-12 12:16:06+00:00 From: Willard McCarty
Subject: intimate and fast In the London Review of Books, in her reflections on the change in our communicative habits, Rebecca Solnit recalls the days (until 1995, she says) when postal letters were common. Then the great change: > Letters morphed into emails, and for a long time emails had all the > depth and complexity of letters. They were a beautiful new form that > spliced together the intimacy of what you might write from the heart > with the speed of telegraphs. Then emails deteriorated into something > more like text messages... This intimate and fast style began and remains Humanist's. My hope is that it survives us all, alongside the exchange of 'information'. Solnit's article, "In the Day of the Postman" (2013), may be found at (https://email.lrb.co.uk/t/d-l-mudnyk-kuudjyel-y/). Yours, WM -- 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) _______________________________________________ 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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