15.185 SirCam: why Milton might have thought differently

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Date: Sat Aug 18 2001 - 04:16:38 EDT

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 15, No. 185.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

             Date: Sat, 18 Aug 2001 09:10:54 +0100
             From: Julia_Flanders@brown.edu
             Subject: Re:15.176 Sircam & the silence of the vacationers

    >[Many thanks to several other Humanists who wrote to me about Sircam,
    >which prompted me to acquire anti-viral software, which in turn informed
    >me about some seriously bad online activities, which make arguing for what
    >Milton called "unlicensed printing" rather more challenging. --WM]

    One of the nice things about unlicensed printing of *books* is that they
    stay where you put them; if 17th-century pamphlets had had the capacity to
    reproduce themselves and crawl into your copy of Paradise Lost (and perhaps
    eat away the bit where Adam and the angel have dinner) perhaps Milton might
    have felt differently.

    Best, Julia

    Julia Flanders
    Director, Women Writers Project
    Associate Director, Scholarly Technology Group
    Box 1841, Brown University
    Providence, RI 02912

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