[tei-council] Fwd: draft minutes from chicago

James Cummings James.Cummings at oucs.ox.ac.uk
Tue Apr 19 08:04:27 EDT 2011

On 19/04/11 12:44, Lou Burnard wrote:
> I remember Brett's suggestion (and have now added it to the minutes),
> but I don't remember it being discussed in any detail. If it had been, I
> think I would have argued against it. To those who are aware of its
> specific sense in the etymology of "diplomatics" it would indeed be an
> ideal choice, but (a) I think the general sense of the word now is as a
> synonym for "certificate" (b) it does suggest something on paper or
> vellum rather than card stone wax tablet etc. which can't be folded!

I'd have to echo this....my feeling was that too many people 
would think "high school diploma" when hearing it.


Dr James Cummings, InfoDev,
Computing Services, University of Oxford

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