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Re: Electronic Texts; Literacy; Subway Schedules
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 4, No. 818.  Thursday, 18 Nov. 1993.
 
(1)     From:   Jim McKenna <MCKENNJI@UCBEH>
        Date:   Thursday, 18 Nov 1993 11:15:27 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   electrotext
 
(2)     From:   Kimberly Nolan <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 17 Nov 1993 23:31:43 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 4.0794  Re: Literacy
 
(3)     From:   Terence Hawkes <
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        Date:   Thursday, 18 Nov 93  14:44 BST
        Subj:   Re: Shakespeare, Ontology, History, and Subway Schedule
 
 
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From:           Jim McKenna <MCKENNJI@UCBEH>
Date:           Thursday, 18 Nov 1993 11:15:27 -0500 (EST)
Subject:        electrotext
 
Re Timothy Bowden's paean to electronic texts:  Sure, gizmos make scholarship
faster and more efficient, but why is that good?  I'm not one to say that it's
all been downhill since Guttenburg, but I have to question whether the flood of
information that we are forced to deal with truly improves our
lives and our field or just makes it faster and more efficient. I got along
okay with typewriter and books until I realized that I couldn't compete with
students who could print out endless revisions and assemble biblios with a
keystroke.  So now I'm competitive.  Is my work better?  Hmmmmm.
 
Jim McKenna
 
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From:           Kimberly Nolan <
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Date:           Wednesday, 17 Nov 1993 23:31:43 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 4.0794  Re: Literacy
Comment:        Re: SHK 4.0794  Re: Literacy
 
To all who responded to my call for help--thank you.  We have found the
information very useful.
 
Kimberly Nolan
 
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From:           Terence Hawkes <
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Date:           Thursday, 18 Nov 93  14:44 BST
Subject:        Re: Shakespeare, Ontology, History, and Subway Schedule
 
Don't know about Subway schedules, but the current official map of the
London Underground system is -like all maps- far more than a referential
document. Its aesthetic dimensions are considerable, deliberately invoked,
and its relation to the concrete reality it engages with frequently
abandons mere 'accuracy' in favour of coherence and thematic structure.
Quite unlike a Shakespeare play of course.
 
Terence Hawkes
 

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