20.492 e-paper

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 7 Mar 2007 06:50:00 +0000

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 20, No. 492.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

         Date: Wed, 07 Mar 2007 06:35:21 +0000
         From: Jean-Claude Guédon <jean.claude.guedon_at_umontreal.ca>
         Subject: Re: 20.488 e-paper

To follow up on Stan's forwarding of Christian's
gleaning, here is the original site:


More info is available there.

In passing, this related to J. C. R. Licklider's
important remark in his study (1965 - sic),
Libraries of the Future, that the strategic nexus
for digital information was the screen and/or the
page. If one follows his argument, it becomes
easy to understand why printed books have
remained so prevalent despite their many
weakneses and flaws, particularly when it comes
to retrieving information: the page interface is
without peer... until now (or very soon, so it
seems). If this is true, something like a rapide
debacle of print may follow the introduction of these new interfaces.

Jean-Claude Guédon
Received on Wed Mar 07 2007 - 01:56:12 EST

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