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Re: Shaxicon
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0102  Thursday, 18 January 2001

[1]     From:   Tony Burton <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 16 Jan 2001 10:04:44 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 12.0090

[2]     From:   Werner Broennimann <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 16 Jan 2001 18:35:37 +0000
        Subj:   Shakespeare The Player

[3]     From:   David Kathman <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 16 Jan 2001 19:15:30 -0600
        Subj:   Re: SHK 12.0090 Re: Shaxicon


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From:           Tony Burton <
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Date:           Tuesday, 16 Jan 2001 10:04:44 -0500
Subject: 12.0090 Re: Shaxicon
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.0090 Re: Shaxicon

How does one access the much praised Shaxicon site?  As far as I could
tell, none of my mail from this listserv contained a direct link,
although the tenor of many submissions suggests that it did.

Help.

Tony B

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From:           Werner Broennimann <
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Date:           Tuesday, 16 Jan 2001 18:35:37 +0000
Subject:        Shakespeare The Player

A brief profile of Don Foster and what he has been up to more recently
can be found at: http://www.bookmagazine.com/issue14/donfoster.shtml.

Werner

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From:           David Kathman <
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Date:           Tuesday, 16 Jan 2001 19:15:30 -0600
Subject: 12.0090 Re: Shaxicon
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.0090 Re: Shaxicon

Gabriel Egan wrote:

>Karen Peterson-Kranz wrote
>
>>Many thanks to Dave Knauer for the SHAXICON link.
>>To the rest of the listmembers, if you haven't checked it
>>out yet, do!
>
>Many readers might already have checked it out long ago, the essay in
>question being over 5 years old. (The warning that SHAXICON occupies a
>hard-disk busting 80+ megs now seems so quaint.)
>
>In 1994-6 the fuss about SHAXICON and its application to the 'Funeral
>Elegy' attribution was tolerable because Foster promised that very soon
>we'd all be able to check his work by using SHAXICON for ourselves.
>Since then there's been nothing and in the absence of the thing itself
>one is led to conclude that the whole story was puff.

One might be forgiven for concluding this.  But I can attest, on Don
Foster's behalf, that 1) SHAXICON does still exist, and is available for
use, at least in theory, by anyone with a serious interest in learning
how to use it; and 2) Don was and is sincere in his desire to make
SHAXICON widely available to all on the web.  Unfortunately, he has been
prevented from doing so by those twin bugbears of academics everywhere:
lack of time and lack of money.  Before SHAXICON can be put on the web,
it will have to be transferred to a database format, and this would
require a lot of money and/or time, both of which have been in short
supply lately.  SHAXICON will eventually be made public (and believe me,
nobody in the world wants that more than Don Foster), but it's hard to
say right now when that will happen.

Dave Kathman

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