15.158 electro-shredding

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Date: Fri Aug 03 2001 - 05:57:40 EDT

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 15, No. 158.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

             Date: Fri, 03 Aug 2001 10:55:22 +0100
             From: lachance@chass.utoronto.ca (Francois Lachance)
             Subject: the art of electro-shredding


    Back to those 3 x 5 slips...

    whether it's a Palm-held or Laptop machine would the conditions imposed by
    the past brevity be emmulated by the future volume. I do think that the
    "going back to the book [source]" is a useful part of sifting and sorting
    and making artful use of the "forgetting" part of the art of memory. And
    there is of course no guarantee that the size of the hardware would make
    the note taking any more or less part of the to and fro between source and

    It does make the sharing of the experience even intimate if not more
    portable. Does make for a very interesting gloss on the activity of
    "reading a palm".

    Leads me to ask how many wired classrooms can accommodate docking by palm
    held devices. And to suggest that in talking with deans, presidents and
    such-like decision makers that infrared may be the way to go to "connect"
    the spaces of research and pedagogy. Anyone done a cost analysis?

    And the best scholars can carry on when the lights go out...

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

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