15.051 "internet researcher"

From: by way of Willard McCarty (willard@lists.village.Virginia.EDU)
Date: Sat May 26 2001 - 01:39:34 EDT

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                    Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 15, No. 51.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

             Date: Sat, 26 May 2001 06:36:47 +0100
             From: lachance@chass.utoronto.ca (Francois Lachance)
             Subject: Noun Researcher


    Internet Researcher

    It's the Noun-as-descriptive construction that may be a source of some of
    the puzzlement. One is left wondering if the noun in question is a object
    of study. In this case, is the researcher researching the Internet? As
    well as wondering if the noun in question is a tool. In this case, is the
    research conduct by means of the Internet? I suppose this is compounded
    by the usuage in some quarters that collapses the distinctions between
    Cyberspace, Internet and World Wide Web.

    Francois Lachance, Scholar-at-large
    20th : Machine Age :: 21st : Era of Reparation

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